Maps to the Stars (2014)





Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams, Sarah Gadon, Evan Bird, Carrie Fisher, Jayne Heitmeyer, Jonathan Watton, Amanda Brugel, Justin Kelly, Emilia McCarthy, Kiara Glasco, Ari Cohen, Dawn Greenhalgh, Domenic Ricci, Sean Robertson, Gord Rand


Meet the Weiss family, who are making their way in Hollywood with money, fame, envy and relentless huntings. Stafford Weiss (John Cusack) is a famed TV self-help therapist. Christina Weiss (Olivia Williams) has her work cut out managing the career of their child-star son, Benjamin (Evan Bird), a fresh graduate of rehab.
Yet unbeknownst to them, another member of the Weiss family has arrived in town - mysteriously scarred and tormented Agatha (Mia Wasikowska), just released from a psych ward and ready to start again. She soon works her way into a friendship with a limo driver (Robert Pattinson) and becomes personal assistant to unraveling actress Havana Segrand (Julianne Moore), who is beset by the ghost of her legendary mother, Clarice (Sarah Gadon). But Agatha is on a quest for redemption - and even in this realm of the artificial, and the unearthly, she's determined to find it, no matter what it takes.


If you have seen at least one of David Cronenberg's film you surely know he doesn't give a damn about the public. He has great skills in bringing to the screen characters in which you can not see yourself and stories with situations far away from the daily. Maps to the Stars is a great film, which achieves its goal: a satirical ridiculing of the showbiz and the private lives of celebrities, revealing their shadows.
The cast was brilliant; Julianne Moore's performance is wondrously magnificent.


Agatha: On the stairs of Death I write your name, Liberty



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