August: Osage County

R (for language including sexual references, and for drug material)
Running time:
130 minutes

This tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

Release date:
December 27, 2013
Quick review:
A piled-high platter of histrionics, this heartland saga -- adapted from Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer- and Tony-winning play -- is steeped in a grand American theater tradition: the dysfunctional family drama, full of dark secrets, darker resentments, and the darkest sense of dread. Tennessee Williams, Eugene O’Neill, Edward Albee -- you get the drift. With Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts leading the parade.