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August: Osage County

Geregisseerd door John Wells
Verenigde Staten, 2013
Drama

Samenvatting

A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

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August: Osage County Geregisseerd door John Wells

Prijzen & Festivals

Academy Awards

2014 | 2 nominaties waaronder: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2013 | Genomineerde: Best Ensemble

BAFTA Awards

2014 | Genomineerde: Best Supporting Actress

Most egregious is one scene in which Violet, on the verge of vomiting, exits a car and desperately runs into a field of haystacks, lunging for the horizon and flailing her arms as the music swells. The moment, so weakly melodramatic that high-as-a-kite Violet would likely roll her eyes at it, lacks the fluid self-awareness that Wells does an able job of capturing in the film’s more tightly confined scenes (especially in the play’s infamous dinner scene).
September 14, 2013
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The film is brilliant, deeply touching and hysterically funny in a truly bipolar fashion, inspired by the main character, a nutty pill-popper and nightmare matriarch, Violet Weston… there are several unforgettable characters in Wells’ bitterly melancholic and beautifully staged, scripted and shot portrayal of the worst of human addictions: family life.
September 11, 2013
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[Wells] lays on a sappy, completely inappropriate Gustavo Santaolalla score that suggests this is a story of uplift, rather than a bleak night of characters sloughing their way toward loneliness and death. The Steppenwolf-originated production played like a Eugene O’Neill slow-burn laced with the profanity and shock humor that Letts brought to Bug and Killer Joe. This is hardly the kind of family drama to which it should be safe to bring grandma—but the movie, regrettably, caters to everyone.
September 10, 2013
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