When does it come out? Limited release on Dec. 27; wide release on Jan. 10
What's it about? An adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play, the big screen version of this tragicomedy centers on an Oklahoma family that reunites upon the death of its patriarch. Rivalries, bitterness, secrets, and new developments all pour out, resulting in fireworks.
Who's in it? Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Juliette Lewis, Julianne Nicholson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Margot Martindale, Abigail Breslin
Who should see it? Looking for some highbrow film without having to sacrifice enjoyment? This one should do it for you. No kids, probably.
Verdict: Though it's gotten mediocre reviews, you'll have a good time if you go see it.