Reviews tagging 'Emotional abuse'

August: Osage County (Movie Tie-In) by Tracy Letts

7 reviews

qqjj's review against another edition

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challenging emotional funny fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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mobymaize's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes
Hey what the actual Fuck. 
I don’t think I can add stars to this review because I genuinely don’t know what to rate it as out of 5. 

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daniellekat's review against another edition

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dark fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

2.0

This just felt like a showcase of how screwed up an author could make a family. It bordered on ridiculous and read like bad reality tv. The language and behaviour surrounding some of the topics in this play made me think this was written in the 80s and I was shocked to find out the actual publication date. Finally, I absolutely hate when male authors write about the “female experience” and this was no exception. 

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emory's review against another edition

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challenging dark reflective sad
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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emmazan's review against another edition

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dark emotional sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

-read for class. Psych Explorations in 20th century Theater (spring 22)
-finished in one day (& sitting)

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lizzyjensenn's review against another edition

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dark emotional funny reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

4.25

Such a gripping play. I watched the film with Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep and found myself here. I couldn’t put it down. The conflict runs so deep, Letts writes about this intergenerational trauma so well. I think Ivy ended up being my favorite character. She has all the rage and hurt that Barbara does but doesn’t let it out. I enjoyed how complicated Barbara’s relationship is with Bill and the reflections of Violet in some of her outbursts. The entire play is devastating and sobering. I loved Charlie’s monologue in defense of little Charles: “I just can’t understand why folks can’t be respectful of one another. I don’t think there’s any excuse for it. My family didn’t treat each other that way.”

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ccatsol's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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