In the movie Maps To The Stars 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.
Maps To The Stars is the latest dreadful movie from director David Cronenberg, who at one time delivered the near classic movies; The Fly (1986) and Eastern Promises, among other cult favorites, such as Videodrome, Scanners and The Dead Zone.
To qualify for 2015 Oscar nominations and 2015 Golden Globe nominations, the movie Maps To The Stars received a limited theatrical release in October 2014. (The film was not nominated for any 2015 Oscars but Julianne Moore did receive a 2015 Golden Globe nomination for her role in Maps To The Stars).
Watch the Maps To The Stars trailer.