The Congress

{4/5} “When did they ever ask you? You were always their puppet. All of them, the producers, the directors, they told you what to do. They told you how to behave, how to act, how to smile, how to love and they gave you the subtext for every crappy line they churned out and when you hit 35, they told you how to look young because if you didn’t do what they wanted you to do, shave off a couple of years for that beautiful face of yours, you would cease to exist.”

The Congress, released in 2013

Robin receives the last offer she’ll ever receive from movie studio Miramount. They want to scan her into their computer so that they can use her image in any movie they want. The catch — she can never act again. Robin initially refuses, but later is convinced to do it. But now that she’s not an actor who is she? I liked the beginning a lot — after that things get fairly bizarre. Science fiction fans should check it out, though. It’s inspired by The Futurological Congress by Stanislaw Lem. Stars Robin Wright as a version of herself, and Harvey Keitel.

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