I will turn up for pretty much anything Meryl Streep puts her name on because she’s a goddess, and despite the somewhat bizarre casting in August: Osage County, I will have to see this movie because it kinda works, actually. In case you don’t know anything about the story, it’s based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tracy Letts and it’s all about a dysfunctional family who reunites in Oklahoma when they’re forced to return for a funeral.
We’ve got Julia Roberts, Abigail Breslin, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis… this has some serious potential. Well, now we’ve also got a trailer for the film, which comes out on November 8. What do you think? I’m so on board.
PS – did you guys know Abigail Breslin has a financial incentive clause written into her contract for the movie? She got paid $75,000 for working on the movie (which only took 2 weeks) but can apparently earn $50,000 more if she gets a Golden Globe for the role, and an additional $50,000 if she gets an Oscar. That’s such a weird clause, but I guess pretty clever? (Not gonna happen, though.)
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Well, Julia Roberts is the booby trap in this otherwise great cast and interesting story. I think she will lower the volume and the potential on the otherwise super movie. She sucks all the air out of the room and she really can’t act except to play Julia Roberts trying to act like some other character. In other words, I waiting for Pay Per View on this one.
Well, if you had read any of the reviews you would know that they all say that she is the highlight along with Meryl Streep (although Meryl is always great). I’ve yet to read anything but exemplary things about her performance.
A lot of big actors are playing in it, like Ewan McGregor, Benadryl Cumberbottom, Juliette Lewis, or Dermot Mulroney! I hope I can catch it somewhere.