AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY, a little too close to home?
Even though I had great seats for the play, the movie hit me harder. The camera got right up into the actors’ faces just as the story gets into your face. Meryl Streep was brilliant as the pill-addicted mother of her three daughters and wife of an alcoholic. Julia Roberts got to shine in a way that she hasn’t since she’s gotten older and tried to fit herself into romantic comedy for the middle aged. (Remember that fiasco with Tom Hanks?)
Even if you don’t have three sisters (I do) and a mother who was addicted (I did) August Osage County takes you to the heart of all great tragedies.
Just when I think I’ve found the most Oscar-worthy movie, along comes another.
January 14, 2014 @ 10:42 am
Too bad the reviewer in the Times gave it such a bad rap. Meryl Streep is always fabulous.