More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, an aging actress (Robin Wright, playing a version of herself) decides to take her final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent (Harvey Keitel) and the head of Miramount Studios (Danny Huston), her alias will be controlled by the studio, and will star in any film they want with no restrictions. In return, she receives healthy compensation so she can care for her ailing son, and her digitized character will stay forever young. Twenty years later, under the creative vision of the studio’s head animator (Jon Hamm), Wright’s digital double rises to immortal stardom. With her contract expiring, she is invited to take part in “The Congress” convention as she makes her comeback straight into the world of future fantasy cinema.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
An acquired taste, this dense Jabberwocky-ish word salad is a political allegory about a populace that's been pharmaceutically duped into believing its wretched world is wonderful.Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 09.04.2014
It spirals into logy animated nonsense.Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly, 08.28.2014
Busting with ideas, from ageism in Hollywood to the soullessness of digital life.Jake Coyle, Associated Press, 08.28.2014
Ambitiously trippy and compulsively watchable ...Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 08.28.2014