Asteroid City

Drama | Comedy

In an American desert town circa 1955, the itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events.

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by Brian Lloyd
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'Asteroid City' is Wes Anderson's surreal pandemic movie

War photographer and recent widower Augie Steenbeck (Jason Schwartzman) arrives in the remote desert community of Asteroid City, where his son (Jake Ryan) is due to receive a Junior Stargazer award. However, when a strange event occurs that is witnessed by the various inhabitants of Asteroid City (Maya Hawke, Tilda Swinton, Liev Schreiber, Steve Carrell, Rupert Friend), the community is placed into quarantine immediately by General Gibson (Jeffrey Wright). However, Augie's father-in-law (Tom Hanks) arrives just before the quarantine occurs and just as Augie begins to strike up a friendship with actress Mitch Campbell (Scarlett Johansson)...

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