111 minutes, U.S.A.-Germany-France, 2014, Colour, D-Cinema

This film closes on Thursday, October 16th.

Newly released from a psychiatric hospital, Agatha (Mia Wasikowska) embarks on a Hollywood adventure, connecting with Carrie Fisher via Twitter and sparking the intrigue of Jerome (Robert Pattinson), a wannabe actor/writer and driver of the limo Agatha hires as a treat. Agatha soon scores a job as gofer for Havana Segrand (Julianne Moore), a neurotic actress desperate to land a comeback role in a remake of a 1950s film which featured Havana’s late movie star mother.

The ghost of Havana’s mother haunts her, as the extent to which she abused her daughter is dubiously revealed by Dr. Stafford Weiss (John Cusack), a quack physical therapist. Weiss and his fragile wife Christina (Olivia Williams) are the parents of brat celeb Benjie (Evan Bird), the over-indulged 13-year-old megastar of the phenomenally successful teen-movie franchise Bad Babysitter. The Weiss family have reason to be concerned that Agatha is in LA. David Cronenberg lets rip in this deliciously vicious Hollywood satire, scripted by novelist Bruce Wagner. (Notes by Michael Hayden.)

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★★★★★ The Guardian ★★★★ The Irish Times 



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