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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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Taglines:

Eventually stars burn out.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was going to be shot in 2004, with David Cronenberg and Julianne Moore already attached to the project, but the director wanted to shoot the film in Los Angeles and it was financially impossible. 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

Havana Segrand: [Dancing] Na-na-na-na! Na-na-na-na! Hey-hey-hey! Goodbye! Sing it!
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Good acting but movie goes nowhere - what a crock !
31 May 2014 | by Fran in FranceSee all my reviews

The only reason I gave this film a 2 (instead of a 1) is because of the great acting by Moore, Wasikowska, Bird, Cusack, & Pattinson. But what a waste of time and energy. The movie is slick, but full of clichés. Bruce Wagner's screenplay has a couple of funny lines, but seems to go off on too many tangents. The film leaves one wondering whether it's supposed to be a sardonic comedy or a dramatic commentary on Hollywood. Now, if you work in the film industry, this film will undoubtedly make you chuckle more than once. I sat through the film, but kept glancing at my watch waiting to see whether it would go anywhere. Long, weird, tedious (even for David Cronenberg). Three people walked out of the cinema before the film's end, at that one showing. There are a lot of far more interesting films at Cannes this year. This unfortunately isn't one of them, IMHO.


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