Wednesday, February 17, 2016

August: Osage County

By: Mary Kiser

My admiration for Meryl Streep runs deep. Any movie she stars in is bound to be box office gold. Her emotions are real. They're raw. When people see her on the big screen, they can feel her passion through the character’s words and actions. She's the white Oprah Winfrey of movie performances. You feel like you've just won a new car every time she spins everyday words into jaw-dropping scenes.

One of her lesser known films, August: Osage County, is about a dying matriarch struggling with both addiction and the sudden death of her husband, played by Mr. Sam Shepard. Her family come to Oklahoma to support her during this tough time, and that's when drama about life, love, and death ensue between Meryl Streep's character Violet and her three daughters played by Juliet Lewis, Juliette Nicholson, and the amazing Julia Roberts.

If you're in the mood for a dramedy, then this is the perfect movie to watch in 2016. You'll laugh; you'll cry, and you'll learn a thing or two about just how complicated life is no matter how old you are.


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