August: Osage County (film)

August Osage County is a 2013 American drama film written by Tracy Letts and based on his Pulitzer Prizewinning play of the same name, and directed by John Wells. It is produced by George Clooney, Jean Doumanian, Grant Heslov, Steve Traxler, and Bob and Harvey Weinstein.

The title designates time and location an unusually hot August in a rural area outside Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Beverly Weston Sam Shepard, an alcoholic, oncenoted poet, interviews and hires a young native American woman Johnna Misty Upham as a livein cook and caregiver for his strongwilled and contentious wife Violet Meryl Streep, who is suffering from oral cancer and addiction to narcotics. Shortly after this, he disappears from the house, and Violet calls her sister and daughters for support. Her sister Mattie Fae Margo Martindale arrives with husband Charles Aiken Chris Cooper. Violets middle daughter Ivy Julianne Nicholson is single and the only one living locally Barbara Julia Roberts, her oldest, who has inherited her mothers mean streak, arrives from Colorado with her husband Bill Ewan McGregor and 14yearold daughter Jean Abigail Breslin. Barbara and Bill are separated, but they put up a united front for Violet.After five days, the sheriff arrives with the news that Beverly took his boat out on the lake and has drowned. Youngest daughter Karen Juliette Lewis arrives with the latest in a string of boyfriends, Steve Huberbrecht Dermot Mulroney, a sleazy Florida businessman whom she introduces as her fianc. Mattie Faes and Charles shy, awkward son Little Charles Benedict Cumberbatch misses the funeral because he overslept and is met at the bus station by his father. Charles loves his son, whereas Mattie constantly belittles him. Ivy confides to Barbara that she is in love with her cousin, Little Charles, who plans to move to New York, and she cannot have children because she had a hysterectomy. She feels this is her only chance to finally marry. ........

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