Saturday afternoon was stretching out in a rather directionless fashion so I decided to take in a 4:00 movie at the local theater. Apparently, many others had the same notion as the line, when I got to the theater fairly early, was extremely long. I bought a ticket for August: Osage County.
I 'll admit that I did not know too much about it, but I figured with Meryl Streep, I couldn't go wrong. It is not an upbeat, feel-good kind of movie by any means. That was okay with me. I did appreciate the story and Meryl Streep is beyond brilliant. To watch her acting is to watch art being made.
There was quite a bit of grumbling about the trailers having given people to believe it was a comedy. Themes of abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, infidelity, suicide, incest--hard to make a comedy out of that stuff.
I did hear a few remarks along the lines of, "Well, my life doesn't seem so bad now!"