gayle king favorite things january 2014

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I challenge you...
to name a bad Meryl Streep movie. You can't do it—and with August: Osage County, her streak remains intact. In this film, based on Tracy Letts's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Streep is Violet, the venomous matriach of a wildly dysfunctional family. At one point, the wonderful Julia Roberts, who plays Violet's weary daughter, Barbara, says, "Thank God you can't tell the future—you'd never get out of bed." I was so drained after this movie, I had to go to bed!
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