#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: Driven by an intense need for fame and validation, members of a dysfunctional Hollywood family are chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
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Ode to narcissism
Hollywood never looks to kindly at itself when doing films about the lives of folks who make movies. But the Weiss family in Maps To The Stars are a really outstanding collection of freaks and weirdos.
Meet the Weisses. Father is John Cusack who is one of those self help promoting gurus making a fast buck on the lecture circuit and writing. His wife Olivia Williams is hardly a stay at home mom, she’s out managing the career of their son Evan Bird who after time in a rehab is looking to make a comeback as a teen. That in itself is a sad new Hollywood tradition. From the time of Jackie Coogan child stars who emerge as chief breadwinners in their families have had unique and tragic stories. Bird gives his parents standing that they might never acquire on their own at the cost of a faintly normal childhood.
There’s a fourth Weiss, another child played by Mia Wasikowska whose arrival by train sets the stage for the story. She’s ordered a limousine and has the money to pay for it. Wasikowska chats up the driver, a hunky aspiring actor himself played by Robert Pattinson.
As the story unfolds we learn that Wasikowska has been living in Florida in an asylum, put there by her family after she set a fire. All this done with the prime object of keeping news of it away from the tabloid press. Can’t have her brother’s career and her father’s racket be the subject of scandal.
Carrie Fisher makes a brief appearance as herself and Wasikowska has struck up a relationship with her via the Internet. Probably looking to palm off an eager, but obtrusive fan she suggest that actress Julianne Moore take her on as a ‘personal assistant’.
Moore is a piece of work herself. She’s a great lesson that Bird might not have the maturity to comprehend. It’s the direction he’s well on the way to. A totally self absorbed, self indulgent creature who thinks the whole world revolves around her. She’s obsessed with playing her mother who was a great star who died in a fire like Linda Darnell back in the day. In her own imaginings she talks with her mother who puts her down for not having the talent to back up the ego.
Bird who is a Moore in training also has visions. His visitor is a little girl who was terminally ill whom he made a hospital visit for. No doubt he cheered her up in those last hours, but his psyche knows that maybe she sees him for what he is. Bird is also bright enough to see the path he’s on, but can’t do anything about it.
I suppose a certain amount of narcissism in show business is necessary to succeed. But Maps To The Stars is an ode to narcissism like I’ve never seen before on the big screen.
If I had to pick out someone who stood out in Maps To The Stars for me it’s Evan Bird. I hope he’s nothing like his character in the film in real life because anyone who’s got to associate with him is in for one bumpy ride. But God only knows he’s got any number of examples in real life to have studied for this role.
Another nasty bit of self analysis Maps To The Stars from Tinseltown.
I watched this absolutely horrible movie called “Maps to the Stars” because some of the cast members were actors I enjoy seeing perform. Sadly, they were ALL wasted in this send-it-to-the-round file film about a totally dysfunctional family in Hollywood. The dad is a self-help charlatan on TV, the wife is a mental-wreck of a woman, the son is a teen-sensation brat who is haunted by visions of a dead fan he met briefly in a hospital, and the daughter has just been released from a mental institution for setting her home one fire. Added to the mix is a washed up actress who uses the dad’s services as a “psychiatrist”. All of the characters are ghastly people, and the language is over-the-top vulgar… when by the end of the film the majority of them end up on the wrong end of the stick, you really don’t care. I suppose it might have been “amusing” to people in the TV and movie industries, but to the rest of us they’re all a bunch of unsympathetic users and losers who don’t deserve the fame and fortune they squander on a daily basis. What trash. Hideous. F-
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 51 min (111 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director David Cronenberg
Writer Bruce Wagner (screenplay)
Actors Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Evan Bird
Country Canada, Germany, France, USA
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 22 nominations.
Production Company Integral Film, Prospero Pictures, SBS Productions, Starmaps Productions
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Sony CineAlta PMW-F55, Panavision PVintage Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format AXSM
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), F55 RAW (4K) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema