(2016) (Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich) (PG-13)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Drama: An aspiring actress and her young driver develop yearnings for one another while working for and hoping to eventually meet the increasingly mentally unstable Howard Hughes.
- It's 1964 and reporters are anxiously awaiting to hear from the reclusive Howard Hughes (WARREN BEATTY) in regards to an author's claims that the billionaire has lost control of his mental faculties. The story then rewinds to 1959 when Hughes is running various companies ranging from TWA to RKO Pictures. It's for the latter that aspiring movie starlet Marla Mabrey (LILY COLLINS) has arrived in Hollywood with her skeptical mother, Lucy (ANNETTE BENING). The ingénue has been promised a screen test in order to possibly star in the film "Stella Starlight," and Hughes has arranged for her and her mom to live in a nice place high in the Hollywood Hills.
The two anxiously await to meet the movie mogul, but their driver -- Frank Forbes (ALDEN EHRENREICH) who's only been there a few weeks and has left his fiancée, Sarah Bransford (TAISSA FARMIGA), back home in Fresno -- indicates he hasn't met the billionaire either, unlike Frank's boss, Levar Mathis (MATTHEW BRODERICK) or Howard's longtime personal assistant, Noah Dietrich (MARTIN SHEEN), who've both grown accustomed but wary of Hughes' increasingly erratic behavior. That's also become troubling to Mr. Forester (OLIVER PLATT) who wants to invest in TWA as well as Robert Maheu (ALEC BALDWIN), the company's CEO who, like Marla and Frank, has yet to meet Hughes.
Following rules that there be no hanky-panky between any of the billionaire's employees, Frank and Marla nonetheless find themselves attracted to each other as their time together goes beyond simply being a budding starlet and her driver. But when the two eventually meet Hughes, their lives are changed forever as they get to peek inside the increasingly reclusive man's thoughts and behavior.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- Unless they're fans of someone in the cast or movies about Hollywood of old, it doesn't seem that likely.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
- For sexual material including brief strong language, thematic elements, and drug references.
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