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David Robert Mitchell
Vox Lux follows the rise of Celeste from the ashes of a major national tragedy to pop super stardom. The film spans 18 years and traces important cultural moments through her eyes, starting in 1999 and concluding in 2017. In 1999, teenage Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) survives a violent tragedy. After singing at a memorial service, Celeste transforms into a burgeoning pop star with the help of her songwriter sister (Stacy Martin) and a talent manager (Jude Law). Celeste's meteoric rise to fame and concurrent loss of innocence dovetails with a shattering terrorist attack on the nation, elevating the young powerhouse to a new kind of celebrity: American icon, secular deity, global superstar. By 2017, adult Celeste (Natalie Portman) is mounting a comeback after a scandalous incident that derailed her career. Touring in support of her sixth album, a compendium of sci-fi anthems entitled Vox Lux, the indomitable, foul-mouthed pop savior must overcome her personal and familial struggles to ...
In the voice-over at the beginning, the year 2000 is described as "the dawn of the new millennium". In fact that year was the last year of the second millennium, which would make 2001 "the dawn of the new millennium. See more »
[bribing her manager to let her smoke weed]
You can fuck me for a little while we're high.
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End credits roll downwards which only include post-production credits, score and music credits and business credits. See more »
I watched this at home on DVD from my public library, my wife chose to skip. What does the title mean? We find out it is the name of her next album. "Vox" refers to musical vocals, "Lux" is a reference to illumination. Maybe "brilliant vocals"?
One only needs to read a few reviews and realize this is a very polarizing movie, but the many "Avoid this movie" comments and ratings of "1" or "2" are simply bogus. Portman is amazingly good in her role and the story strikes a chord, especially if you pay attention all the way through. It is probably a lot closer to reality than we want to believe.
I have been a Natalie Portman fan ever since her first role in "The Professional", I like everything she does, although I like some more than others. Here she is the grown up Celeste in 2017, but the story starts in 1999 when she survives a school shooting in the very first scene. Her infamy plus a simple song catapults her to international stardom but as a 30-something has changed drastically. Does fame just harden you, or is there more going on?
The following comment may represent a SPOILER so read cautiously. At one point to an audience she says "I used to believe in God also" and later we find out in her near death experience at 14 she says she made a deal with the Devil, she would live and be successful but she has to do so under those conditions. And it seems to be an indirect reference to perhaps that is the way many pop stars become successful, by figuratively selling their souls.
To me this is a really good movie but not for shallow viewing.
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