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Vox Lux (2018)

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An unusual set of circumstances brings unexpected success to a pop star.

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Brady Corbet

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Cast

Credited cast:
Natalie Portman ... Celeste
Jude Law ... The Manager
Willem Dafoe ... Narrator (voice)
Jennifer Ehle ... Josie the Publicist
Christopher Abbott ... The Journalist
Raffey Cassidy ... Young Celeste / Albertine
Stacy Martin ... Eleanor
Maria Dizzia ... Ms. Dwyer
Erik King
Matt Servitto ... Celeste's Father
Candace Smith ... Celeste's wardrobe assistant
Christopher Dylan White
Allison Winn ... Therese
Micheál Richardson ... The Musician
Daniel London ... Father Cliff
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Storyline

Vox Lux follows the rise of Celeste from the ashes of a major national tragedy to pop super stardom. The film spans 18 years and traces important cultural moments through her eyes, starting in 1999 and concluding in 2017. In 1999, teenage Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) survives a violent tragedy. After singing at a memorial service, Celeste transforms into a burgeoning pop star with the help of her songwriter sister (Stacy Martin) and a talent manager (Jude Law). Celeste's meteoric rise to fame and concurrent loss of innocence dovetails with a shattering terrorist attack on the nation, elevating the young powerhouse to a new kind of celebrity: American icon, secular deity, global superstar. By 2017, adult Celeste (Natalie Portman) is mounting a comeback after a scandalous incident that derailed her career. Touring in support of her sixth album, a compendium of sci-fi anthems entitled Vox Lux, the indomitable, foul-mouthed pop savior must overcome her personal and familial struggles to ...

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pop star | year 1999 | year 2017 | icon | See All (4) »

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A Twenty-First Century Portrait

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Drama | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 2019 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Vox Lux: el precio de la fama See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$155,714, 9 December 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$727,119, 6 January 2019
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

This is Natalie Portman's and Jude Law's fourth collaboration. The others were Cold Mountain (2003), Closer (2004), and My Blueberry Nights (2007). See more »

Soundtracks

Dance All Night
Written by James Gadon and Tan Ciyiltepe
Performed by Sunrise in the Desert
Courtesy of Route 84 Music Inc.
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A Haunting Version of A Star is Born
19 December 2018 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

I waited nearly 4 days to write this review/reaction because I genuinely wasn't sure how I felt after seeing Vox Lux. I'm not the first one to say this but it's quite the pairing with A Star is Born for what could be the best double feature of 2018, with both portraying such a vastly different take on rise to stardom. Much like other 2018 films Hereditary and 22 July, there are a few scenes in Vox Lux that I will never forget in that they are some of the most haunting and terrifying sequences I have ever seen on film. However, a film like 22 July had an easier plot to follow and a much more direct narrative, whereas Vox Lux is a dark interpretation of fame, and an interpretation that doesn't give the clearest clues as to how your supposed to feel after viewing. The performances are extraordinary, including yet another star-making turn from Raffey Cassidy and expectedly great turns from Jude Law and of course, Natalie Portman. Even if I'm not totally sure on how I feel about this film, I know that I want more films to be this bold and daring.

7.4/10


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