Beverly Weston Sam Shepardan alcoholic, once-noted poet, interviews and hires a young Cheyenne woman Johnna Misty Upham as a live-in cook and caregiver for his strong-willed and contentious wife Violet Meryl Streepwho is suffering from oral cancer and addiction to narcotics.
Ivy Julianne Nicholsonwho lives alone nearby, is the only daughter who has tried to take care of her mother but in return has been constantly criticized for looking like a frump and evidencing no desire to get married. He leaves as Barbara tells him she loves him.
Unemployed and clumsy, his mother calls him a "screw-up", which may be a self-fulfilling prophecy. She is the only one in the family who can step into the ring with Violet when she starts judging and condemning those closest to her. John Wells directs this fierce and fiery drama that sizzles and shocks with confrontations, revelations, shame-inducing criticisms, and heated verbal battles that turn physical.
Drama that brings us face-to-face with the toxins that can destroy marriages and family life. Osage County and its predecessors, we are brought face-to-face with the toxins of anger, resentment, suffering, and shame that threaten relationships.
She is a molestation victim at the hands of her future uncle Steve, but reacts violently to Johnna coming to her rescue. Since when is it funny? Barbara Fordham The oldest daughter of the Weston Family, age By this time he had already drowned.
A college professor, he has left his wife for a younger woman named Cindy, one of his students, but wants to be there for his family. In a private moment, Barbara and Violet apologize to each other, but it is uncertain how long the peace will last.
Beverly hires Johnna, lends her a book of T. Mother of Jean and wife of Bill, though they are currently separated.
There was a state-of-the-nation feel to it, which is absent here. She is secretly having an affair with her "cousin", Little Charles, and plans to move to New York with him.
Violet is left with only Johnna. Ivy reveals that she and Little Charles are planning to run away to New York, and refuses to acknowledge the need for someone to take care of Violet.
Violet also reveals his suicide might have been preventable since she knew which motel he stayed in the night he left the house.Dec 27, · From left, Julianne Nicholson, Meryl Streep and Margo Martindale in "August: Osage County." Credit Claire Folger/Weinstein Company But everyone joins in.
Ewan McGregor, as Barbara’s half-estranged husband, affects a pained smile.
Dec 05, · In “August: Osage County” can be heard echoes of other classic dramas about the strangling grip of blood ties — from Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” to Sam Shepard’s “Buried Child” — but Mr.
Letts infuses his dark drama with potent energies derived from two more populist forms of American entertainment. The stage play August: Osage County, which focused on three generations of a dysfunctional Oklahoma family, was highly praised and won both the Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award.
Playwright Tracy Letts's riveting work stands in a privileged circle alongside Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey. "August: Osage County" has a cast that is to die for - and they don't disappoint. But when the film itself is directed in a generic, uninteresting, unfocused fashion, it sometimes leaves the actors with too much responsibility to shoulder to make the material work%.
Ewan McGregor, Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis, Dermot Mulroney, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, and Margo Martindale in August: Osage County (). “Escaping from the Inescapable”: Looking at Familial Abuse in August: Osage County Johnna McCarthy Tracy Letts wrote his award winning play, August: Osage County, based on his own personal experience.
With resilient truth, Letts shows how familial influences have both a.Download