August: Osage County (15)

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Release date

24th January 2014

Running Time

121 minutes

Director

John Wells

Genre

Comedy, Drama

Starring

Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Juliette Lewis, Sam Shepard, Ewan MacGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dermot Mulroney, Margo Martindale

Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts lead an exceptional cast in this darkly funny Oscar and BAFTA-nominated comedy-drama. After the disappearance of her poet husband Beverly (Sam Shepard), Violet Weston (Meryl Streep) summons her widely-dispersed family back to her home in Oklahoma. Over the days that follow, family tensions come to the fore and long-buried secrets are finally revealed. Produced by screen star George Clooney, August: Osage County features a stunning A-List cast. Meryl Streep's performance as pill-popping, acid-tongued Violet has earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, while Julia Roberts (who plays Violet's strong-willed daughter Barbara) is Oscar-nominated for Best Supporting Actress. Roberts has also received a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Alongside Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Juliette Lewis, Sam Shepard and Dermot Mulroney, the film also features two great British actors. Ewan McGregor plays Barbara's husband Bill, while Benedict Cumberbatch gives a touching performance as the shy and awkward "Little" Charles.

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