now That was Acting. wow.

darlings

did you see it?

august-osage-county-title-movie-logo august-osage-county-trailer-05102013-094815now we KNEW Ms. Meryl Streep was a genius in the acting profession world.

Julia-Roberts-August-Osage-County_TheWeinsteinCompany.jpg.600x900_q100but Ms. Julia Roberts was a revelation.

and MAGNIFICENT!

quick(ish) review?

we can’t really.

there were squabbles and fights and some Very Rude Language and a-n-g-e-r (expressed and/or otherwise corroding the stomach lining) and Family Trauma and slightly (ok) Tremendously Twisted Relations, slammed doors and funerals and Lots of lying in bed – with or without one’s beloved or with someone else’s beloved who was about-to-leave and yet – and yet…………it was compelling.

couldn’t take our eyes away from the Screen.

we felt the overbearing HEAT from the air-conditioned coolness of the cinema seat just pour sweat (a “glow” for the Ladies) down the audience’s back as we tried to crunch back in the seat to avoid the blows between the familial frights.

oh.

by the way.

the Props were stupendous.

especially the choice and placement of the (affectingly ordinary – J&J?) shampoo bottles on the windowsill as Big Pharma got flushed (you have to see it, the juxtaposition was genius – sort of fragile and oh-so-ordinary-yet-devilish).

the *only* bit we were confused by is why Sherlock was there when he wasn’t solving anything or being Julian Assange and shaming large corporations into revealing their ill-gotten gains but we digress.

bravo, Ms. J. Roberts.

MAGNIFICENT.

and in other news:

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is that the Time?

we have to dash.

picture explanations to follow inside 2, possibly three articles to follow in the next week or so – we promise.

btw (as the young people say) – you Do look well?

what’s that?

ah.

you’re doing a “cleanse”?

*painedlooktocamera*

it appears everyone is (apart from us).

we Do miss the days when a cleanse meant with a little Olay.

20 thoughts on “now That was Acting. wow.

  1. silverscreenings says:

    At the risk of appearing OCD-ish, I am numbering my thoughts:
    1. Nice writing twist! I thought, by the title, you were going to wax poetic on Meryl Streep, but you focused on Julia Roberts instead. Nice! I’ve heard elsewhere that her performance is really, really good.
    2. Hooray for Julia Roberts as she sports a few wrinkles and grey hairs.
    3. Etch-a-Sketch while sipping your coffee? LOVE LOVE LOVE.
    4. The chandeliers are jaw-dropping, but…
    5. the chairs made me gasp. I’ll take one of each, please.

  2. seoulflaneur says:

    I am on a cleanse, but took a break this weekend for a small personal “emergency.” Being on a cleanse is so much like the corporate life: Everything must be planned and there are no emergencies allowed. I decided to give this one a try because my sister wanted someone to do it with her, and I wanted to be supportive. We’ll see how far it goes, since I’ll be on vacation next week and eating all sorts of “no” foods!

      1. seoulflaneur says:

        No cayenne peppers; the program I’m on is supposed be more “forgiving” by just giving you a “suggested” list of foods you can and cannot consume. I’ve been told that it’s most akin to the caveman diet. I’ve had to give up all of my comfort foods, meaning no more cookies, cakes, beer, pasta, chocolates or anything with milk added, including milk tea, cappuccino and hot chocolate.

        On Saturday I fly to the States for Lunar New Years, and to celebrate I will probably guzzle a slice of super-greasy pepperoni pizza as has been my tradition whenever I fly through the States. That’s three “no” foods (flour, cheese, cured meat) in one dish! And I. Can’t. Wait. !!!

  3. Vickie Lester says:

    August O… There was a lot of emoting going on ;-) For me, Julia was the standout, too, because I didn’t expect such power from her and I have come to expect that kind of visceral projection from the others. Now, I went to see the Van Cleef & Arpels exhibit at the Bowers museum (wow) but I stopped on the way at a friends who has the most intriguing chandeliers (which I shot, thinking of Gloria!) and since I don’t know how to put the pictures in this comment, I’ll show it to you at our Sunday Tea!

  4. 1904 says:

    Such an important film – Streep in black and a black fright wig, cigarette dangling, high on Oxycontin, spewing venom. It’s a scene gay men have been acting out for years. XXXX

  5. Heather in Arles says:

    Oooh another one of too too much to respond to! I must have been dazzled by the chandeliers!!
    PS. Julia has got major chops.

  6. Impower You says:

    I second those chandeliers and include the ornate chairs as well. However that etch-a-sketch is what really caught my eye. I wonder if I put one in the local coffee bar if it would stay put.

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