August: Osage County
Director: John Wells
Running time: 121 mins Released: 24th January 2014
About August: Osage County
A story about the complicated relationships and dark secrets within one family. Violet (Meryl Streep) is the brittle, poisonous matriarch with three grown-up daughters. Her long-suffering husband Beverley (Sam Shepard) disappears one day, causing the family to come together during a sweltering summer in Oklahoma. The eldest daughter, Barbara (Julia Roberts) has travelled from Colorado to help with the crisis but is busy worrying about her unfaithful husband (Ewan McGregor) and angry teenage daughter (Abigail Breslin). Timid middle child Ivy (Julianne Nicholson) has stayed close to Violet and opted to care for her when she developed mouth cancer, while youngest daughter Karen (Juliette Lewis) is the flighty wildcard of the family. Violet's bossy sister Mattie Fae (Margo Martindale) exacerbates the situation by involving her own dysfunctional relatives.