If you have not seen Meryl Streep ripping off her wig in chain-smoking matriarchal delight, here is the summary: a Southern patriarch goes missing, and the family gets together. Old tensions and family secrets come to the fore, amidst a backdrop of stifling heat [sidenote: this is why I put up with long winters in the northern Midwest. I went to Texas to see my grandparents in the summer, and GOOD GOD, WHY IS IT SO HOT? I do not do extreme heat.] Family dysfunction at its finest and worst is on display in this family drama. Read the full review at my blog, The Universe Disturbed.