Star Maps

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  • R
  • 1997
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 5.6  (1,042)
  • 61

Star Maps is a 1997 drama film directed by Miguel Arteta and written by Arteta and Martin Donovan. The film follows the story of Carlos (Douglas Spain), a young man with aspirations of becoming a Hollywood actor. However, his dreams are shattered when his father, Pepe (Efrain Figueroa), forces him to work as a male prostitute to help support the family.

Carlos desperately wants to escape his life of prostitution and pursue his acting career. One day, he meets a former Hollywood actress named Lillian (Kandeyce Jorden) who sees potential in him and offers to help him land a role in a movie. Carlos sees this as his chance to finally make something of himself and agrees to work with Lillian.

As Carlos's life takes a turn for the better, Pepe becomes increasingly jealous of his son's success and begins to sabotage his acting career. Pepe also resents Carlos for trying to escape their life as prostitutes and the two become estranged.

As Carlos's success in Hollywood grows, he starts to realize that his family and his past will always be a part of him. He must confront his father and come to terms with the choices he has made in his life.

Star Maps is a poignant story about identity, family, and the pursuit of the American Dream. It shows the dark side of Hollywood and the sacrifices that people make in order to achieve their dreams. The film is beautifully shot and the actors give powerful performances, especially Douglas Spain as Carlos. The film also features themes of sexuality, abuse, and the limits of unconditional love.

Overall, Star Maps is a thought-provoking film that explores the complexity of the human experience. It delves into difficult subject matter with sensitivity and nuance, making it a must-see for anyone interested in independent cinema.

Star Maps is a 1997 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 26 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6 and a MetaScore of 61.

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    5.6  (1,042)
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