• August (2008)

August

Release Date: July 11th, 2008

DVD Release Date: August 26th, 2008

R |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

Tom Sterling (Josh Hartnett) is a dot-com superstar living the high life in New York City. Tom's fortune is jeopardized when the tech bubble bursts in the summer of 2001, and his main investor, Cyrus (David Bowie), is reluctant to sign off on a deal that would guarantee an influx of cash. Tom is forced to turn to his brother (Adam Scott), with whom he has a strained relationship, for a loan. But, as Tom's business fails, he realizes his personal relationships are what really need saving.

Cast: Josh Hartnett, Naomie Harris, Adam Scott, Robin Tunney, Andre Royo, Emmanuelle Chriqui, David Bowie, Rip Torn

Director: Austin Chick

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Periscope Entertainment, Original Media

Keywords: New York City , Office , Melodramatic , Son , Brother , 2000s , Girlfriend , Gripping , Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Ken FoxTV Guide Magazine

    Stylish, well acted drama. show more

  • 12
    Kyle SmithNew York Post

    As usual, Hartnett exhibits the acting ability of linoleum; his performance would not be measurably changed if he lapsed into a coma halfway through. Only an amusing cameo by David Bowie enlivens things, but he's onscreen for just about two minutes at the end. show more

  • 40
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Another among this year's crop of features that demonstrates that having a cast with indie cred can sometimes do little to buoy a film's miscalculated execution. show more

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