Director: Wes Anderson

2023, 104min., PG-13

Screenwriter: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola

Cast: Tom Hanks, Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Jeff Goldblum, Matt Dillon, Rita Wilson, Hope Davis, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody, Steve Carrell, Rupert Friend, Margot Robbie, Hong Chau, Maya Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sophia Lillis


Aficionados of Wes Anderson, who gave us Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums and The Fantastic Mr. Fox!, are to be rewarded with a new movie just in time for summer! Described at Cannes as a “comedy-science fiction-love story-drama,” Asteroid City is also a meditation on the meaning of life. It all begins in a Western desert town circa 1955, as the Junior Stargazer Convention invites five brainy student inventors and their parents for a scholastic competition. But with a in real life Alien sighting, the eclectic group is quarantined until the government sees fit. Anderson’s dazzling ensemble cast only begins with Jason Schwartzmann, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Jeffrey Wright, Bryan Cranston and Margot Robbie. “On our confusing planet with random causes to despair, a shy child finding their first peer or an artist searching the cosmos for a connection, simply making contact is so much more than enough.” – Charles Bramesco, The