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Vox Lux (2018)

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An unusual set of circumstances brings unexpected success to a pop star.

Director:

Brady Corbet

Writer:

Brady Corbet
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie Portman ... Celeste
Jude Law ... The Manager
Stacy Martin ... Eleanor
Jennifer Ehle ... Josie the Publicist
Raffey Cassidy ... Young Celeste / Albertine
Christopher Abbott ... The Journalist
Logan Riley Bruner ... Cullen Active
Maria Dizzia ... Ms. Dwyer
Meg Gibson ... Celeste's Mother
Daniel London ... Father Cliff
Sahr Ngaujah
Micheál Richardson ... The Musician
Matt Servitto ... Celeste's Father
Leslie Silva ... The Stylist
Allison Winn ... Therese
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Storyline

Vox Lux follows the rise of Celeste from the ashes of a major national tragedy to pop super stardom. The film spans 18 years and traces important cultural moments through her eyes, starting in 1999 and concluding in 2017. In 1999, teenage Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) survives a violent tragedy. After singing at a memorial service, Celeste transforms into a burgeoning pop star with the help of her songwriter sister (Stacy Martin) and a talent manager (Jude Law). Celeste's meteoric rise to fame and concurrent loss of innocence dovetails with a shattering terrorist attack on the nation, elevating the young powerhouse to a new kind of celebrity: American icon, secular deity, global superstar. By 2017, adult Celeste (Natalie Portman) is mounting a comeback after a scandalous incident that derailed her career. Touring in support of her sixth album, a compendium of sci-fi anthems entitled Vox Lux, the indomitable, foul-mouthed pop savior must overcome her personal and familial struggles to ...

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A Twenty-First Century Portrait

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some strong violence, and drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 2018 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$155,714, 9 December 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$727,119, 6 January 2019
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Third and final musical score by Scott Walker before his death in March 2019. See more »

Quotes

Young Celeste: I'll nail that, then we can get started on Body Talk.
Music director: I'm sorry, what section is that?
Young Celeste: It's the next track.
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Crazy Credits

End credits roll downwards which only include post-production credits, score and music credits and business credits. See more »

Connections

References Perry Mason (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Blinded by Love
Written by Sia (as Sia Furler) and Fernando Garibay
Produced by Fernando Garibay, Miro and DNNYD
Performed by Natalie Portman
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Yikes - starts really well - a narcisstic mess by the end
12 December 2018 | by peedurSee all my reviews

This film suffers from the same kind of poor choices which would cause someone to, say, make a 9/11 disco musical. It wields an enormous subject and chooses to focus on the most irrelevant aspects of any reaction to that subject.

It doesn't really matter what you want to say - the bizarre, unresolved context for the setup feels faintly obscene and eventually bankrupt. If the point of the film is to illustrate the shallowness of reactions to terror and violence, then it failed to say that. Instead, it looks more like a statement about the parallels between self-expression, terrorism, self-obsession, or losing your identity to celebrity, or something... By the end of the film I was deeply annoyed.

Hats-off the all of the professionals who clearly know how to make an impressive film here. But this story however, is a mess of intensity looking for a point. I believe that it fails eventually because of the indigestible premise.


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