February 27, 2015
Studio: Focus World
Director: David Cronenberg
MPAA Rating: R (for strong disturbing violence and sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some drug materia
Screenwriter: Bruce Wagner
Starring: John Cusack, Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore, Olivia Williams, Sarah Gadon, Mia Wasikowska, Evan Bird
Copyright Holder: N/A
In "Maps to the Stars," Stafford Weiss (Cusack) is an L.A. psychotherapist and life coach who has made his fortune with self-help books promising happiness. His wife Cristina (Williams) is the overbearing manager of their 13-year-old son, Benjie (Bird), a TV star and recent drug rehab grad. Their estranged daughter, Agatha (Wasikowska), has just been released from a psychiatric hospital and befriends limo driver and aspiring actor Jerome (Pattinson). Among Stafford’s celebrity clients is Havana Segrand (Moore), a fading star who dreams of reprising her late mother Clarice's (Gadon) starring role. Ambitions, ghosts, death, and all manner of vices bedevil the cast of characters.