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Vox Lux (2018)

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

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Brady Corbet

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Brady Corbet
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Cast

Credited cast:
Natalie Portman ... Celeste
Jude Law ... The Manager
Raffey Cassidy ... Young Celeste / Albertine
Willem Dafoe ... Narrator (voice)
Christopher Abbott ... The Journalist
Jennifer Ehle ... Josie the Publicist
Stacy Martin ... Eleanor
Natasha Romanova ... Reporter
Maria Dizzia ... Ms. Dwyer
Erik King
Maria Severny ... Receptionist
Matt Servitto ... Celeste's Father
Sophie Lane Curtis ... Tony
Christopher Dylan White
Daniel London ... Father Cliff
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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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year 1999 | year 2017 | pop star | icon | See All (4) »

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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:

7 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$155,714, 9 December 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$189,211, 13 December 2018
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Color

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1.66 : 1
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Rooney Mara was attached to the lead role when the project was announced. After the project was put on hold, Mara dropped out and Portman replaced her. See more »

Soundtracks

Hologram (Smoke and Mirrors)
Written by Sia and Greg Kurstin
Performed by Raffey Cassidy
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A modern classic
8 October 2018 | by KarenAMSee all my reviews

Young writer and director Brady Corbet, delivers a magnificent and terrifying craft with Vox Lux, as it follows a dramatic rise to a stardom of a teenage girl who is a survivor of a school shooting. The unusual circumstances that can turn a victim into a cultural phenomenon with millions of followers. The film is so brutally honest in its portrayal of the modern pop trash culture that its painful to admit but so hard not to follow. Overall weirdness and art-housey approach of the film may scare general audience off and derail from wider recognition by shutting down any chances for the film's commercial success. Natalie Portman, who plays the superstar Celeste in the movie, is deserving of her second Oscar more than ever.

Director knows exactly what he is aiming for with his skillful directing and insightful writing, unafraid to take risks. Having Willem Defoe to gradually narrate your story into a Sia song is a guaranteed classic alone. Brady Corbet never puts a foot wrong with either the visuals or the music, making Celeste's story feel like the story of modern America. Truly one of the highlights of the recent years.


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