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Maps to the Stars

Maps to the Stars
  • 2014
  • Canada/US/Germany/France
  • 111 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: David Cronenberg
  • Written by: Bruce Wagner
  • Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Olivia Williams
  • UK release: 26 September 2014

Scarred mystery girl Agatha (Wasikowska) arrives in Hollywood and becomes personal assistant to aging diva Havana (Moore); meanwhile, her bratty actor brother Benjie (Bird) has become a teen idol. Williams tears into her role as Benjie's mother and Moore is fearless, but it all feels desperately obvious and rather silly.

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Maps to the Stars

22 Sep 20142 stars

David Cronenberg's satirical misfire stars a nevertheless impressive Julianne Moore

David Cronenberg arrives about 20 years too late to the party with Maps to the Stars, a strained satire of Tinseltown neuroses that feels surprisingly old hat. Screenwriter Bruce Wagner's slice of Hollywood gothic takes lazy pot shots at easy targets…

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