AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY
Feb 28 - Mar 6
Fri: 1:45 & 7
Sat: 7:30
Sun: 1:45
Mon - Wed: 1:45 & 7
Thu: 1:45

Originally a play, Tracy Letts adapted his Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning work for the screen. The dark dramatic comedy is a look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. It all takes place during August in Osage County, Oklahoma. Far from a Rogers and Hammerstein music-filled Oklahoma, this film version is a terrific study of a family on the brink. Director John Wells (The Company Men) steers the drama to slow- burning heights, anger both repressed and unchecked coil around each other like two boa constrictors trying to consume the other. Lengthy conversations swell to epic confrontations that are a sight to behold. The cast offer up sincere performances that take the story to another arena that’s more heartbreak than humorous. Starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, with Ewan McGregor, Dylan McDermott, Chris Cooper, Margo Martindale, Juliette Lewis, Julianne Nicholson, Abigail Breslin and Benedict Cumberbatch. (R, 121 mins.)