The Hollywood Reporter announced that John Wells’ August: Osage County won big at the Capri, Hollywood Film Festival, winning the fest’s biggest prize. Last year’s big winner was Silver Linings Playbook. Meryl Streep was the big winner as well as the whole cast for the ensemble prize.
Meanwhile, Annette Insdorf penned a lovely op-ed about August: Osage County – and believes that the harsh criticism directed at the film is an example, “metropolitan snobbery”:
While some might be surprised to find August: Osage County marketed as a comedy, the film version directed by John Wells is laced with some very dark humor indeed. A real ensemble piece, it gives most of its thirteen characters opportunities to huff, puff and blow the proverbial house down, ‘Oklahoma Gothic’ style. By the movie’s end, delusions, denials and lies are bared by actors at the peak of their craft.