Maps to the Stars
Director: David Cronenberg Run Time: 112 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2015
Starring: John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson
David Cronenberg’s latest, MAPS TO THE STARS, takes a twisted tour through the dark side of tinseltown.
Meet the Weiss family, who are making their way in Hollywood rife with money, fame, envy, and relentless hauntings. Stafford Weiss (John Cusack) is a famed TV self-help therapist with an A-list celebrity clientele. Meanwhile, Cristina Weiss (Olivia Williams) has her work cut out managing the career of their disaffected child-star son, who’s fresh out of rehab at age 13. 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 becomes personal assistant to unraveling actress Havana Segrand (Julianne Moore), who is beset by the ghost of her legendary mother. 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.