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In the aftermath of a family crisis, the Weston daughters (Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis, Julianne Nicholson) gather to their Oklahoma home. But the tragedy only underscores the problems of their deeply divided lives and puts them at odds with their dysfunctional mother (Meryl Streep).
Why Is August: Osage County Rated R?
August: Osage County is rated R for language including sexual references, and for drug material.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in August: Osage County...
This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:
- Brief non-explicit violence.
- Depictions of fighting and beating.
- Some scenes may frighten children.
- References to suicide.
- Embracing and kissing.
- Sexual references and language.
Approximately 75 instances of coarse language including:
- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual context.
- Frequent use of scatological slang.
- Infrequent use of vulgar expressions, profanity, and cursing.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Frequent tobacco use (smoking).
- Alcohol abuse.
- Frequent portrayals of prescription drug abuse in an addiction context, with some detail.
- Infrequent references to and portrayals of illegal drug use (some involving children).
- Scene of drug use involving marijuana.
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to August: Osage County.
A woman named August, from a family of strong-willed females, creates a better life in herself and others in The Secret Life of Bees. Other dysfunctional mothers cause their children grief in Anywhere But Here and Secondhand Lions. And a father tries to gather his divergent family after the death of his wife in Everybody’s Fine.
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Details on home video releases of August: Osage County...
August: Osage County releases to home video (Blu-ray or DVD) on April 8, 2014.