這部片，光看卡司就一定要買票進場了啊～每位演出的演員都是佼佼者，Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor還有最近超人氣的Benedict Cumberbatch，整個洋洋灑灑的一大頁超強卡司。聽說還有Julia Roberts飛撲Meryl Streep的場面，想必你現在在電腦前已經摩拳擦掌了吧！
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.
- empathy [ˈɛmpəθi] (n.) 同感、同情、共鳴、移情作用。
Example: The nurse should try to develop empathy between herself and the patient.
Interestingly, young people don't come to you for advice. Especially the ones who are related to you.
I'm just an ordinary person who has an extraordinary job.
- ordinary [ˈɔrdnˌɛri] (adj.) 平常的、一般的、平凡的。
Example: It was just an ordinary weekend for us.
- extraordinary [ɪkˈstrɔːrdəneri] (adj.) 非常奇特的、特別的、不平常的。
Example: Mariah Carey is an extraordinary singer.
It's funny when people say, 'I don't think Julia likes me.'
Honey, if I don't like you, you're going to know about it.
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the woman who raised them.
- diverge [daɪˈvə:dʒ] (v.) (意見、觀點等)存在分歧。
Example: Needless to say, theory and practice sometimes diverged.
- dysfunctional [dɪsˈfʌŋkʃənl] (adj.) (關係、行為等)出現障礙的、不正常的。
Example: He was born in a dysfunctional family.
Charles Aiken: So, I'm curious. When you say you don't eat meat, you mean you don't eat meat of any kind.
Jean Fordham: Right
Charles Aiken: Is that for health reasons?
Jean Fordham: Well, when you eat meat you ingest an animal's fear.
Violet Weston: Ingest what? Its fur?
Jean Fordham: Fear!
- ingest [ɪn'dʒest] (v.) 1. 攝取、吸收。2. 嚥下、吞下。
Example: She ingested large amounts of information very quickly.
Example: The drug is more easily ingested in pill form.
Jean Fordham: So when you eat meat you're ingesting all of that fear that the animal felt when it was slaughtered to make food.
Charles Aiken: You mean, I been eating fear, what, three times a day for 60 years? I guess it was just how I was raised. Somehow it doesn't seem like a legitimate meal unless there's some meat somewhere… Ohhh!
Karen Weston: Oh, what is it?
Charles Aiken: Ohhh!
Karen Weston: What's the matter?
Ivy Weston: You okay, Uncle Charlie?
Charles Aiken: I got a big bite of fear! It never tasted so good!
- slaughter [ˈslɔtɚ] (v.) 1. 宰殺、屠宰(動物)。2. 屠殺、殘殺、濫殺。
Example: Lack of chicken feed means that chicken farms are having to slaughter their stock.
Example: Hundreds of people were slaughtered by the invaders.
- legitimate [ləˈdʒɪtəmɪt] (adj.) 1.合法的、依法的、法律認可的。2. 和情理的、有道理的、正當的。
Example: The government will not seek to disrupt the legitimate business activities of the defendant.
Example: It's not clear that the letter is legitimate; it may be a forgery.
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