August: Osage County parents guide

August: Osage County

Tempers flair in the heat of a family tragedy.

Release date December 25, 2013

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? The MPAA rated August: Osage County R for language including sexual references, and for drug material.

August: Osage County
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is August: Osage County rated R? August: Osage County is rated R by the MPAA for language including sexual references, and for drug material.

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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August: Osage County
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language.
Manitoba 14A Coarse Language, Mature Theme, Substance/Alcohol abuse.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Mature Theme.
Quebec G Not Recommended For Young Children.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

August: Osage County is directed by John Wells and stars Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Juliette Lewis, Dermot Mulroney, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ewan McGregor..

This movie is based on a Broadway play by Tracy Letts.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of August: Osage County movie is April 8, 2014. Here are some details…

August: Osage County releases to home video (Blu-ray or DVD) on April 8, 2014.

Related home video titles:

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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