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August: Osage County

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). Get the movie review and more. »


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Violence: --
Sexual Content: --
Language: --
Drugs/Alcohol: --
Run Time: 121
Theater Release: 25 Dec 2013
Video Release: 08 Apr 2014
MPAA Rating: R
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Why Is August: Osage County Rated R?

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.

Sexual Content:

- 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.

- Slurs.

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.

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