August: Osage County

August: Osage County

Director: John Wells Cast: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis

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Director John Wells' adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize winning play August: Osage County tells the tale of the dysfunctional Westin clan, who all come together after the death of patriarch Beverly Weston (Sam Shepard). His wife Violet (Meryl Streep), who is fighting mouth cancer and a growing dependency on pain pills, sees her entire clan return home for the services, including her sister Mattie Fae Aiken (Margo Martindale) and her husband Charles (Chris Cooper) and their son "Little" Charles (Benedict Cumberbatch). Also arriving are Violet's three daughters: Barbara (Julia Roberts) and her husband Bill (Ewan McGregor), Ivy (Julianne Nicholson), and wild child Karen (Juliette Lewis), who brings her fiancé Steve (Dermot Mulroney). As the clan bickers and jokes, old truths come to the surface, jealousies flourish, and eventually each of the characters confronts some past hurt or future fear. August: Osage County screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/08/2014
UPC: 0013132611624
Original Release: 2013
Rating: R
Source: Twc
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:01:00
Sales rank: 11,203

Special Features

Fearture and deleted scenes Commentary with Director John Wells and Cinematographer Adriano Goldman; The making of August: Osage County; Featurette on writing with Tracy Letts

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Meryl Streep Violet Weston
Julia Roberts Barbara Weston
Juliette Lewis Karen Weston
Ewan McGregor Bill Fordham
Abigail Breslin Jean Fordham
Margo Martindale Mattie Fae Aiken
Chris Cooper Charles Aiken
Benedict Cumberbatch Little Charles Aiken
Dermot Mulroney Steve Heidebrecht
Sam Shepard Beverly Weston
Misty Upham Johnna
Julianne Nicholson Ivy Weston

Technical Credits
John Wells Director
Kerry Bardem Casting
Ron Burkle Executive Producer
Carter Burwell Score Composer
George Clooney Producer
Celia Costas Executive Producer
Jean Doumanian Producer
Cindy Evans Costumes/Costume Designer
Jerry Frankel Executive Producer
Adriano Goldman Cinematographer
David Gropman Production Designer
Grant Heslov Producer
Tracy Letts Screenwriter
Stephen Mirrione Editor
Claire Rudnick Polstein Executive Producer
Jeffrey Richards Executive Producer
Dana Sano Musical Direction/Supervision
Gustavo Santaolalla Score Composer
Paul Schnee Casting
Steve Traxler Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- August: Osage County
1. Scene 1 [7:09]
2. Scene 2 [8:30]
3. Scene 3 [9:34]
4. Scene 4 [7:49]
5. Scene 5 [8:46]
6. Scene 6 [6:41]
7. Scene 7 [10:41]
8. Scene 8 [9:11]
9. Scene 9 [6:32]
10. Scene 10 [3:57]
11. Scene 11 [4:47]
12. Scene 12 [9:22]
13. Scene 13 [5:31]
14. Scene 14 [6:05]
15. Scene 15 [5:05]
16. Scene 16 [4:18]

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August: Osage County 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Based off the stage play by Tracy Letts, it's about a dysfunctional family with heavy baggage. Meryl Streep gives one heck of a performance as Violet, the mouth cancer mama that has a hard time communicating with her children. Her oldest daughter Barbara is the one who is trying to keep a watchful eye on Mama Meryl, but it's her cheating husband and rebellious daughter she should keep a focus on! It is a deep dark comedy overall, but it reeks more of the drama set in Osage County during the month of August....