Advertisements were false about “August: Osage County.” The commercials made this film seem like it was going to be a dim-witted comedy, but it is just devastating. “August: Osage County” has its funny moments, but problems just continue to throughout the entire movie.
Meryl Streep is the lead who plays Violet Weston. Someone diagnosed with mouth cancer, a consistent smoker, and addicted to pills. This troubled character is intended to be negative and opinionated, but is surprisingly weak. Half the time experiencing Streep’s performance, you will ask yourself how much worse can things get with her?
“August: Osage County” is a sad version of “Love Actually.” So many big names such as Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Dermot Mulroney, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Juliette Lewis, and many other names. The main star to deal with most of the problems is Barbara Weston (Roberts). She is motivated to help her mom understand the consequences of her actions, but lacks the support from her separated husband Bill Fordham (McGregor). The daughter Jean Fordham (Breslin), is distracted and getting into the phase of the bad teenage habits and is pretty checked out and not that caring of the situation of her grandmother.
The movie is a movie that is best to watch once. I felt the film would be uplifting at first but it is not that at all. The acting is brilliant but it is just drama after drama and nothing good comes of the movie. Two stars.