Nothing says Christmas like a healthy dose of family dysfunction, and the screen adaptation of Tracy Letts's play is here to conjure up blocked-out memories. Meryl Streep plays Violet Weston, a recently widowed matriarch whose relatives come to visit for her husband's funeral (the star-studded cast includes Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor and Dermot Mulroney, plus Julie Nicholson and Margo Martinson, pictured here). But Violet's mean streak and penchant for asking uncomfortable questions doesn't do much to ease the pain.
Meryl Streep, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ewan McGregor, Abigail Breslin, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Juliette Lewis, Dermot Mulroney, Sam Shepard
Dec 25, 2013