See it, but be sure you know what you’re getting into: a grim family scream-a-thon that makes WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF look like HEIDI.
But, the plot revelations are worth it, but only if you take pen and paper and write them down. The revelations are very well done, come at surprising times and in surprising ways… so it’s a very good learning experience for a writer. At the very end, some may come across as a tad forced.
But, boy, it’s not a lot of fun to watch.
But, the acting is great.
But, who cares? Good acting is not why you go see a movie. One assumes the acting is good when one buys a ticket.
If what you want is great acting, see BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR. Great acting and girl on girl!
No girl on girl or anything resembling fun in AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY. Stellar dialogue and wonderful plot turns… and sort of an “upbeat” ending. But damn, it’s tough sledding to get there. Sam Shepard’s character turns out to be the smartest one in the room.
When you see it, do let me know if you ever felt that it was hot in that house. Nobody sweated. There were almost no fans in any rooms. A bank sign says it’s 108 degrees, but I never ever once sensed any heat.
One other thought… a perfect example of a Bottle Film… all filmed in one location. This is the kind of movie you want to make if you’re a beginning filmmaker.