Wednesday, November 13, 2013
"August: Osage County" comes to the screen—and the family secrets explode like popcorn
Meryl Streep's career. Julia Roberts is a close second as her daughter (and what an incredible foil she she is for Streep!) The other two daughters in the family are played by Julianne Nicolson and Juliette Lewis, who are perfect and have meaty roles as well. This is such a prestige ensemble production that hot actor of the moment Benedict Cumerbatch gets the relatively minor part of their doofus cousin. I really see this film, which comes out in late December, as sweeping the Golden Globes and Oscars (although I hope to God these incredible actresses don't cancel each other out in their categories). The cinematography and directing are wonderful as well.
here. The stills look a bit dire, but there's an abundance of heart as well as black humor.