Maps to the Stars

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): David Cronenberg
Production: Focus Features
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 19 nominations.
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111 min

I think that you didn't mean to.

You need help.

That's all.

Don't you wanna help me?

Not like this.

I think that we need to

think about what we're doing.

On all the flesh that says yes.

On the forehead of all my friends.

On every hand held out.

I write your name.

Ms. Havana?

It's Ms. Genie.

- How you doing, baby?

- Eh, I'm okay.

I really had a session with Stafford.

That is so brave, what you do.

Doesn't feel brave.

I need a new chore whore.

What do ...

what happened to Adaggio?

Ahh... I had to fire her.

You're kidding!

What happened?

She was stealing.


Oh God, I don't believe it.

Yeah, yeah. She took some money

and a ring I got last year in Paris

and some Vicodin.

Oh my God!

- What did you caught her?

- Um.-hmm.

So what did you call the police?

Yeah, I told her I would

if she didn't go to rehab.

I see that she's there now, huh?

Yeah, with the all the other

dope fiend personal assistants.

They have there own wing.

Okay, well, I call Carry again.

Um, love her, love Carrie

but don't bother her with this shit!

She'll think it's hilarious.

I'm meeting her later at the J.J. thing.

She'll give me some names.

So, umm...

What's going on with 'Stolen Waters'?

Well, I called Vita but you know,

they're all at Sundance.

Yeah, everyone but me!

I gave the best reading

of my life, Genie!

I went in there and

I blow everyone away!

I know, I know.

I mean, you know,

the only thing I can think of was that

they maybe they have some concerns

about the perception of stunt casting.

Everything is stunt casting.


... this is a movie and not a great one...

... that your mother made.

30 years ago!

No, no.

But it could be... it could be...

Great! It's a , it's a re-imagining.

It's a fucking art film!

I mean, who do you think

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Bruce Wagner

Bruce Alan Wagner (born March 22, 1954) is an American novelist and screenwriter based in Los Angeles known for his apocalyptic yet ultimately spiritual view of humanity as seen through the lens of the Hollywood entertainment industry. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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