Parents' Guide to

Maps to the Stars

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Dark send-up of Hollywood mixes wit with abuse, dysfunction.

Movie R 2015 112 minutes
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age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Who am I to argue with Cronenberg?

An exceptional film. Cronenberg nails the cynicism, the isolation, the lack of limits, the abundance of money and scarcity of love, and the strangeness of too much money on random people who think they are innately special. Every performer is tailor perfect and convincing in their portrayal. The ending still feels a bit forced for my taste but who am I to argue with Cronenberg.
age 17+

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

David Cronenberg's film is as dark as they come, and the positives don't balance the odious parts of human nature he unearths with stylish detachment. Strong performances buoy MAPS TO THE STARS somewhat, particularly the dependably brilliant Moore, the revelatory Bird, and the powerhouse Wasikowska, who imbues a character who's frankly hard to embrace with some pathos and humanity.

Here's the rub: While the film serves up a witty and cutting examination of the spoils of fame and a celebrity-hungry Los Angeles, the dysfunctions it unearths are so extreme -- all of them -- as to seem alien. So alien that viewers may not care, nor have the patience to sift through the grit and doom.

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