The itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention (organized to bring together students and parents from across the country for fellowship and scholarly competition) is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events.
With Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks,Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Liev Schreiber, Hope Davis, Stephen Park, Rupert Friend, Maya Hawke, Steve Carell, Matt Dillon, Hong Chau, Willem Dafoe, Margot Robbie, Tony Revolori, Jake Ryan and Jeff Goldblum.
“The audacity and beauty of ASTEROID CITY lie in the way it connects the mysteries of the human heart to the secrets of science and the universe…. There has always been a method to Wes Anderson’s madness, but ASTEROID CITY reminds you that there is also a madness to his method. And that, ultimately, is what makes him a great artist.” —Bilge Ebiri, Vulture “It’s enjoyable on the surface level, but it’s also a layered existential poem. It’s Wes Anderson at his most mature and magical — and at his most singular, in a way no one else can capture — especially not AI.” —Isaac Feldburg, Polygon “This is a film that sneaks up on you — that fools you into thinking it’s just a scattershot collection of discrete little details and gags…. Everything returns to the indivisibly Anderson-ian notion that whatever peace we can find in this world is dependent upon harnessing the various things we can never understand about it.” —David Ehrlich, IndieWire “Though the ensemble is vast, somehow Anderson gives each performer their due. In aggregate, the small stories that make up the film—both in Asteroid City and in the stage production that’s housing it—present a mural of everyday humanity, all its quiet passion and accidental humor…. At its best, ASTEROID CITY evokes the memory of what it was to first see a Wes Anderson film, surprised and delighted by its singular vision of life on Earth.” —Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair