Good mother of god where do I begin, is there anything Meryl Streep can’t do? The answer apparently is no, she can and will continue to take every character she plays to new heights. So in case you haven’t figured it out, she was phenomenal, flawless in her performance, and just plain raw in it’s delivery.

Another pleasant note, Julia Roberts, it was nice to see her play an emotionally driven character. I especially loved the visual simplicity every actor seemed to have, from the wardrobe to grey roots; I truly believed these people were who they claimed to be.  Ewan Mcgregor’s character was not as deep in the light as Roberts and Streep, who are obviously the focus of the film, but did very well. Benedict Cumberbatch and Chris Cooper as father and son were just so incredibly honest and at times heartbreaking.

The entire story, while incredibly, and at times tragically dramatic, had such an organic feel. The writing was award worthy, and the direction and cinematography were simply brilliant. As a viewer, I found myself cringing at times by most of what came out of Meryl Streep’s mouth, as I’m sure was quite intended. Her character gave the term “Sharp Tongue” a whole new meaning. If you have ever thought yourself “My family is nuts” think again, this family takes the cake.

I would also like to add, that immediately after this film ended, I received several texts from family members and friends that Philip Seymour Hoffman had passed away. Needless to say, I was devastated, and could not help but weep while the ending credits ran. I would like to take a moment to say just how incredibly influenced I was as an actress by Mr. Hoffman, and just how deeply saddened I am by his passing.


August Osage County

Feb
22

Writing....A+

Directing...A+

Acting....A+

Overall

A+

Good mother of god where do I begin, is there anything Meryl Streep can’t do? The answer apparently is no, she can and will continue to take every character she plays to new heights. So in case you haven’t figured it out, she was phenomenal, flawless in her performance, and just plain raw in it’s ..... READ REVIEW>>

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