“I need a new chore whore!” announces Havana Segrand (Julianne Moore), an aging actress whose previous personal assistant ran off with some money and her stash of Vicodin. Havana is respected in Hollywood but has reached that age at which casting directors are no longer interested in her (“she’s menopausal,” as another character puts it). She’s worried about her career, desperate to be cast in a remake of a movie that made her late mother famous, and she needs a new assistant to help her with menial tasks while she lobbies for the part.
Fortunately, a young woman from Florida named Agatha (Mia Wasikowska) has just moved to Los Angeles in search of work, and thanks to a fleeting Twitter friendship with Carrie Fisher, she lands an interview for the job with Havana. Agatha is polite, quiet and a hard worker. There's something vaguely ...
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