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Is this Julia Roberts' best performance yet?

5 December 2013 Last updated at 00:01 GMT

Among the Hollywood films hoping to make an impact in the forthcoming Christmas holiday season is August: Osage County - a film adaptation of a celebrated prize-winning play.

The film stars Meryl Streep who is being praised for her portrayal - as is Julia Roberts who also has a big part in the picture.

For many critics who have already seen this story of a dysfunctional family, it is Roberts' strongest role since her Oscar-winning performance in Erin Brockovich 13 years ago.

Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports.