August: Osage County

ID may be required
Strong family tensions and confrontations. Very strong language. Misuse of prescription drugs.

About this Film

August: Osage County tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the Weston family. Meryl Streep stars as Violet, the sharp-tongued matriarch of the Weston's.

August begins on the night that Violet's husband of 30 years, Beverly, mysteriously vanishes without a trace. This deep family crisis draws the couple's three daughters, including eldest Barbara (Julia Roberts), back to the family home, each returning with husbands and boyfriends in tow to solve the mystery of what happened to their father and to comfort the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

Tickets not yet on sale. Please check back soon.

  • Released on
  • Genre
    Comedy, Drama
  • Cast members
    Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney, Julia Roberts
  • Running time
    121 minutes
  • Directed by
    John Wells
  • Language

Reviews & Ratings

Reviews in the press

Total Film - 4/5 Stars

Spending time with Streep's family…

Every gong season gives us moments to relish, and 2014 is no exception. Case in point? Julia Roberts telling Meryl Streep to “Eat the fish, bitch!” in this juicy slice of Southern melodrama which sees an all-star cast tear strips off each other on the occasion of a funeral-mandated family reunion.

Streep is Violet, the cancer-stricken yet still formidable matriarch of a deeply dysfunctional Oklahoma clan, thrown back together by the death of her hubby Beverly (Sam Shepard).

Roberts, meanwhile, is Barbara, the oldest and most bitter of three sisters whose return to their parents’ abode whips up a hornets’ nest of resentment, recrimination and long-buried secrets.

Based on a Pulitzer-winning 2008 play by Tracy Killer Joe Letts, A:OC exudes an air of studied theatricality no amount of sun-drenched exteriors can dispel.

To read the full Total Film review select this link (opens in a new window).

Summary of customer ratings

(UK & Ireland)

Rate it yourself

Ausust: Osage Co

Reviewer: Jack the ladDate: 2014-02-05

This is the sort of film you keep thinking "it might pick up soon" , but sadly it never does. Given the cast list you would expect a great movie - but not so. Frankly - it's rubbish!


Reviewer: Mitch1Date: 2014-01-31

Meryl Streep plays the matriarch of the Weston family, from her first scene she is magnificent & Julia Roberts is perfection and both deserve their BAFTA & Oscar nominations. The ensemble cast supports to deliver a powerful story/film.


Reviewer: Bubble1Date: 2014-01-31

I thought this would be a very good film, due to the acting talent in it. Sadly not. It just consists of a dysfunctional family shouting at each other, scene after scene. Roberts' script is mainly a selection of profanities. Dont waste your money.


Reviewer: pearceDate: 2014-01-28

a total mix up of nothing,couldnt make out where this film was going ,no real meaning at all,really disappointed ,in fact after almost an hour got up and left the cinema!Rubbish!

Make the most of this film

ODEON Première Club

Do what you love. Earn points. Then do it again on us! With ODEON Première Club, you'll earn points to spend on tickets in cinema or online and on a range of tasty ODEON drinks and snacks.

Join the club

Go Premier

Make the most of your experience in the comfort of our Premier seats, the best seats in the house. Upgrade today. Note: not all of our screens have Premier seating, and seats may vary.

Find out more about Premier seats

The ODEON Playlist

Create your own Playlist – choose your favourite trailers and then watch them back to back, one after the other, and all in one place. Sound good? Get started today by signing up or signing in to My ODEON.

Find out more about My ODEON

Other Films like this

Offers & Competitions

Free song from Begin Again

Book your tickets online to receive your track

Expires 25/07/2014

View this offer

Films for less at Point Village

All Standard 2D tickets just €6 Monday-Thursday when you book in-cinema*

View this offer

Get Social with ODEON

Get involved and join the Fanatical About Film conversation

View this offer
Sorry, this performance is sold out.
Sorry, this performance is not available.

Booking is temporary unavailable. Please try again later.

Free passes restricted - Find out more
This is an Audio Described Performance: This performance is Audio Described for the visually impaired via headphones available from the Box Office.
This is a Subtitled Performance: Displays subtitles on screen to benefit guests who may be hard of hearing.
Important - this performance is in the early hours of the date shown. E.g Tues 00:15 would be first showing, early hours of Tuesday morning/late night Monday. Find out more
Note - Please note this is an early morning AM performance for the date listed, not an afternoon/evening PM performance. Find out more