Monday, September 9, 2013
"August: Osage County" premieres at TIFF, Meryl absent due to illness
Sadly, it's been reported that Meryl was unable to attend tonight's world premiere of August: Osage County at the Toronto International Film Festival. Hundreds of tweets are pouring in of reactions to the film. There are far too many to sift through for favorites, so I'll just link to the IMDb page that lists many of them. Of course, tweets are pretty much all over the place in regard to opinions. However, if we can take away anything from this plethora of reactions, it would have to be the almost universal praise for Meryl's performance as Violet Weston, and based on this how it seems like a realistic expectation that she would go lead at this point. Responses to the film are overall good, but not great. I don't really want to say much more at this point other than I'm absolutely loving all the chatter about the film and Meryl. The real story will be how actual critics respond to the film within the next 24 hrs. Stay tuned and feel better, Meryl!