Sunday, 2 March 2014

August Osage County

We went to see this this evening
and after two hours of bile
Chris was biting the back of the chair in front
I must admit , Streep & Roberts were on excellent form
But the film was an exhausting over indulgence
Into one family's dysfunction
Frothy it wasn't 
I did , however love Robert's line
" Eat the fish bitch!"

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  1. It was a bit rough to sit through but I thought the performances of Streep and Roberts were fantastic.

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  2. I did not see that. I made an effort to see at least one Oscar nominee today. Have you seen Dallas Buyers Club? Wow. I hope Matthew M. wins.

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  3. God, we never did find out what she was trying to say! I have no intention of seeing the movie so I will have to go on wondering.

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  4. It's not the first time I heard that assessment. Not a movie for me.

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  5. As you might have gathered from my own review I liked it a LOT, not finding it 'exhausting' at all. In fact I look forward to the chance of viewing it again - and maybe even again.
    Agree completely about Streep and Roberts. We've all known for many years what Streep is capable of, but J.R. was a particular revelation.

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    1. I oh so WANTED to like it
      But to me it was all a bit overblown...... With shrieking bile at every turn .
      The dinner party scene was, however, a real cracker of a scene., and I loved the way Streep just flickered with the sudden realization of what was really going on dispute her drug taking.
      I actually think it was robert's' film.......
      Cumberbatch was dreadful btw

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    2. Julia Roberts was also very good indeed in Patrick Marber's 'Closer'. I wonder if you saw that.

      As you mention the dinner scene I'm bound to ask if you ever saw that four-person domestic drama 'Carnage' (Kate Winslet/Jodie Foster etc) of 2011. A social meeting gradually and inevitably going off the rails before our very eyes. It's the most consistently funny film I've seen in the last, well, ten years probably.

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  6. I must admit that the trailer knotted all the muscles in my neck and shoulders! xxx

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  7. But Jon...I did say you should have gone and seen The Cat http://bradstockboys.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/august-osage-county.html

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    1. Thou were bloody right my friend x

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  8. I have seen most of the movies up for the awards, but I did not want to see this one or The Wolf of Wall Street. Mean spirited people do not interest me and I hate all of Scorsese's films. I am willing to pay a high price for movies that entertain or teach me something and a bitchy scream fest is not worth my time and money.

    I loved Nebraska.

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  9. My friend and I went cause we understand dysfunctional,

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