Why oh why didn’t this movie get a nomination for Best Picture? There are 10 slots for Best Picture. August: Osage County (“AOC” or The Butler could have filled the last slot which remains blank. I can’t say enough about this extremely well acted and well told story. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing and seeing. Before I saw “AOC” I had my sights set on a different actress for the Best Actress award. After seeing “AOC”, hands down, Meryl Streep deserves that Oscar. Over all, the movie almost resembled a play but was so well done, it just didn’t matter. I don’t think “AOC” has gotten it’s just deserts. I don’t think it was well marketed. I was amazed at both the direction and the acting. A cast of veteran actors really make this movie among the best for me. The brilliant performances of Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper and Margo Martindale contributes to this story of a highly dysfunctional family who got that way due to their ultimate dysfunctional parents, brilliantly played by Meryl Streep and Sam Shepard. Drop everything and go see August: Osage County — it’s really worth your time and money. For me, this may be Meryl’s best performance, to date!
[AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is nominated for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress]