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The Congress

Robin Wright in The Congress

C

The Congress

Starring: Danny Huston, Harvey Keitel, Robin Wright; Director: Ari Folman; Runtime (in minutes): 122; Distributor: Drafthouse Films

Robin Wright plays an actress named Robin Wright, whose career is in decline and who’s offered a ton of money (not to mention youthful immortality) by selling her scanned likeness to a slimy studio boss (Danny Huston) to use as he sees fit. Ari Folman’s meta-commentary on Hollywood in the soulless digital age starts off promisingly, like a Charlie Kaufman mind scrambler. But then it spirals into logy animated nonsense. The premise might have worked better if Wright’s career really was in the dumps instead of at a House of Cards peak. Maybe Folman should’ve called Sean Young? (Also on VOD) C

Originally posted September 3 2014 — 12:00 AM EDT

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