With the upcoming release of the August: Osage County movie in theaters on Christmas Day, I thought it would be fun to share some of my most memorable family moments with you guys today! August: Osage County highlights a cast of strong-willed, unique women – couldn’t the same be said for most families? I think most of the women in my family would be considered unique – I mean come on, there’s a reason this blog is called “The Rebel Chick.”
If you’re a regular reader here, then you know that family is extremely important to me. So much so that when Chris and I got married, we ended up buying my grandparent’s old home – just five blocks away from my parents. Some think that we are crazy for living so close to all of my family, but I can’t imagine having it any other way.
My daughter grew up spending afternoons and weekends playing with her cousins. While Nicholette is two years younger than she is, they always loved playing together! This is one of my very favorite photos of them together when they were young enough that they didn’t care if I took a photo!
We’re lucky in that most of the family is local, so when the holidays roll around, we don’t have far to travel to see our family.
Angeline and her cousins visit my grandfather, who lives a little less than an hour away, to decorate his Christmas tree and have lunch together every year after Thanksgiving. Now that Angeline is 16, she is always busy running around with her friends and her boyfriend on the weekends, but this family tradition of decorating Pop’s tree – well that’s one day she never misses!
I love my family all year long, but there’s just something about the holidays that make family time extra special for us.
I’m so excited for August: Osage County to hit theaters on December 25th! With an all-star cast that includes two of my very favorite actresses, Juliette Lewis and Julia Roberts, I’m extra excited for the premiere!
August: Osage County tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
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Get to Know the Women of August: Osage County
Violet Weston: Mother of three and wife to Beverly, Violet suffers from both mental and physical illnesses. It’s only after her husband’s funeral, and a mean-spirited rant, that her family comes together to help address her health issues.
Barbara Weston: The oldest Weston daughter and Jean’s mother. She is struggling to save her marriage with Jean’s father, Bill, while managing her career as a professor. Her impulse to control everything around her seems to be backfiring more and more.
Ivy Weston: The middle Weston daughter, Ivy is a professor in Oklahoma who appears to have it together. However, over the course of the movie we learn that she is keeping an affair hidden from the rest of her family.
Karen Weston: The youngest of the three Weston girls, Karen is newly engaged to her fiancé, Steve. She raves about how perfect her life is when in reality her fiancé is dishonest and they are headed to a future full of domestic problems.
Jean Fordham: The daughter of Bill and Barbara, Jean is a prickly 14-year-old who isn’t afraid to speak her mind and in doing so express her growing resentment for her parents and their failing relationship.
Which Weston do you think you are most like? I probably ralte most to Jean, even though she’s a teenager! Funny, isn’t it? I have been known to speak my mind…
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