Dysfunctional families never looked so good.
The recently released trailer for August: Osage County gives us a look to a large, dysfunctional family from Oklahoma whose matriarch (Meryl Streep) suffers from mouth cancer and an addiction to pills.
In addition to Meryl Streep, and if she’s not enough reason for everyone to watch this film, the cast also includes Julia Roberts, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ewan McGregor, Abigail Breslin, Juliette Lewis, Dermot Mulroney. The movie is produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov.
The film, based on Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and will be released on November 8.
So far, critics have praised Meryl and Julia’s performances: “Streep is often both touching and terrible as Violet’s drug-induced fog rolls in, leaving her fuzzy and disoriented, then rolls out again, allowing her to perform ego surgery on each of her kids, with remarkable accuracy. Roberts rarely chooses to play characters who are this openly angry and hard to like, and I have to say…she gives it everything she’s got”, Drew McWeeny from Hitflix said.
Watch the trailer here: