and then blogged about it…
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Letts’ play made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicago’s legendary Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run.
An interesting look into the life of a dysfunctional midwestern family. The story is so honest and emotionally brutal that you can’t help but feel you are intruding into a very personal moment in this family’s life. The charters are very real, showing flaws and all. The movie doesn’t try to make them better, they don’t “learn” anything. They a simply flawed individuals experience a very tragic time.
What I loved so much about this movie (the non-discovery of self) was also what I didn’t like about this movie. I loved it because, it was so much truer to reality. People do not always learn from their mistakes. People do not always make the right choices in the end. People sometimes knowingly live crappy lives. It was very refreshing to see that being portrayed, but it was also frustrating because it leads so a very uneventful anticlimactic ending. Which is something that totally runs a movies for me. Even still I would recommend watching it.