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Director  Austin Chick
Country  United States
5.4/10 IMDb

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Language  English
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Release date  January 22, 2008 (2008-01-22) (Sundance) July 11, 2008 (2008-07-11) (USA)

August is a 2008 American drama film directed by Austin Chick and presented by 57th & Irving. The screenplay by Howard A. Rodman focuses on two brothers, ambitious dot-com entrepreneurs attempting to keep their company afloat as the stock market begins to collapse in August 2001, one month prior to the 9/11 attacks.

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The film premiered as an official selection of the Spectrum section at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

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Plot

Tom and Joshua Sterling are brothers whose Internet startup company, Landshark, is as hot as a New York City summer – only this is the summer of 2001, their company is in lock up, its stock price is plunging and, in a few weeks, the world will change forever.

In the meantime, Tom is living the hedonistic life of an Internet star; he dates multiple women, drives a 67 Camaro convertible and hangs out at a new club called Bungalow 8. Tom Sterling is a true showman, a demigod in a cult – and culture – of personality.

Cast

  • Josh Hartnett as Tom Sterling
  • Naomie Harris as Sarah
  • Adam Scott as Joshua Sterling
  • Robin Tunney as Melanie Hanson
  • Andre Royo as Dylan Gottschalk
  • Emmanuelle Chriqui as Morella Sterling
  • Laila Robins as Ottmar Peevo
  • Caroline Lagerfelt as Nancy Sterling
  • Alan Cox as Burton
  • David Bowie as Cyrus Ogilvie
  • Rip Torn as David Sterling
  • Critical reception

    Rotten Tomatoes gives the film 36% based on 25 reviews, with a consensus that "Josh Hartnett puts in a well-intentioned performance but overall, August only superficially explores its dotcom-burst setting." Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 39 out of 100 based on 10 reviews, indicating a generally negative response.

    References

    August (2008 film) Wikipedia
    August (2008 film) IMDb August (2008 film) themoviedb.org


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