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Maps to the Stars (2014)

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A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.

Director:

David Cronenberg

Writer:

Bruce Wagner (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julianne Moore ... Havana Segrand
Mia Wasikowska ... Agatha Weiss
John Cusack ... Dr. Stafford Weiss
Evan Bird ... Benjie Weiss
Olivia Williams ... Christina Weiss
Robert Pattinson ... Jerome Fontana
Kiara Glasco ... Cammy
Sarah Gadon ... Clarice Taggart
Dawn Greenhalgh Dawn Greenhalgh ... Genie
Jonathan Watton ... Sterl Carruth
Jennifer Gibson ... Starla Gent
Gord Rand ... Damien Javitz
Justin Kelly ... Rhett
Niamh Wilson ... Sam
Clara Pasieka ... Gretchen Voss
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Storyline

The Weiss family is the archetypical Hollywood dynasty: father Stafford is an analyst and coach, who has made a fortune with his self-help manuals; mother Cristina mostly looks after the career of their son Benjie, 13, a child star. One of Stafford's clients, Havana, is an actress who dreams of shooting a remake of the movie that made her mother, Clarice, a star in the 60s. Clarice is dead now and visions of her come to haunt Havana at night... Adding to the toxic mix, Benjie has just come off a rehab program he joined when he was 9 and his sister, Agatha, has recently been released from a sanatorium where she was treated for criminal pyromania and befriended a limo driver Jerome who is also an aspiring actor. Written by New_Rodro

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Eventually stars burn out.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for strong disturbing violence and sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Canada | Germany | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bailey's Quest See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$143,422, 1 March 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$347,648, 29 March 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Julianne Moore and Mia Wasikowska previously played a mother and daughter in The Kids Are All Right (2010), in which Wasikowska's character also came from an unorthodox family with a lot of baggage. See more »

Goofs

At the courtyard restaurant, the shadows formed by the retaining wall move around between shots. In Christina's shots it's clear the sun is over her left shoulder, with the wall in shadow and the shots completed, perhaps, in the morning. In Harriet's, the shadow of the railing is on the ground, it must be around noon. In Stafford's the wall is lit up, so maybe it's the afternoon. Everyone's going to know the truth now. See more »

Quotes

Agatha Weiss: Hey, Benjie.
Benjie Weiss: Fuck! You! Get out!
Agatha Weiss: Hey, it's okay. I'm here to make amends.
Benjie Weiss: How did you get on the lot?
Agatha Weiss: I work for somebody who's doing a film here. Havana Segrand?
Benjie Weiss: Are you gonna hurt me, Agatha?
Agatha Weiss: No, I'm not going to hurt you. You're my little brother.
Benjie Weiss: You try and hurt me, I'll fucking kill you! Understood?
Agatha Weiss: Mm.
Benjie Weiss: You hungry? Want a breakfast burrito?
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Connections

References The Sixth Sense (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
Written by Gary DeCarlo,Paul Leka and Dale Frashuer
Performed by Julianne Moore and Mia Wasikowska
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Same old Cronenberg...
7 June 2014 | by christophe92300See all my reviews

It's always good to see that some writers still can write real good dialogues that are able to captivate, and this quality participates greatly to the enchanting aspect of the movie.

But if David Cronenberg and Bruce Wagner managed to depict the cruel world of Hollywood and its backstage with verve, cynicism and a lot of humour, why did they feel compelled to do too much especially with those ludicrous visions that completely annihilate a movie that started off pretty well ? As often happens with Cronenberg, we therefore wind up with a few risible and unbelievable points that makes the film look like a Z movie, just thinking about the scene with the dog and the reactions of the characters, or the final confrontation between Havana and Agatha — and Julianne Moore's terrible acting — is cringeworthy.

It's real shame because the writing quality only serves a scenario whose plot is badly defined and weighed down by some very dispensable elements.


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