Primetime Polish Up: Episode 106 – Julianne Moore

The Primetime Polish Up is my weekly post showing off my nail polish color of the week and a review of what I binged watched.  I would love to hear your thoughts and recommendations!  Comment here or tweet to me @gingercouture1 or @JoyAttardo.

Retreats, brunch, weddings, oh my! I am taking a break from the darker shades this week.  Pale pinks and nudes are my go-to color for special occasions.  The neutral shades match any outfit and won’t detract from any accessorizing.  Per usual I am running all over the place for work will be pulled in several directions this upcoming weekend.  I will be away from my office, facilitating discussions while on a retreat with my students.  You all know I talk with my hands so a subtle look for a retreat is more fitting.  This upcoming weekend, Alice and I will be getting brunch with our college crew for our monthly get together.  After brunch a few of us have to jet off to weddings, me included.  My dress is pressed and hanging on my door, ready to go.  I don’t want to be fretting over my nail color and Essie Mademoiselle will be fresh all week.

Essie Mademoiselle

Essie Mademoiselle

This weekend, I took a break from TV and knocked a movie off my watch list, Maps to the Stars starring fellow Ginger, Julianne Moore.     

Maps to the Stars told two parallel stories.  Julianne Moore starred as a washed up, self absorbed actress, Havana Segrand.  Havana battles unresolved issues with her deceased mother with pills, sex, and is now trying to land a part in an upcoming remake, the part her mother played in the original.  John Cusack plays Dr. Weiss, high profile celebrity psychologist.  He and his wife struggle to keep their troubled teen in the celebrity world while he tries to maintain his sobriety.  Dr. Weiss and his wife also desperately want to keep family secrets under wraps, especially a house fire caused by their estranged daughter, Agatha.  After many years in a mental hospital, Agatha played by Mia Wasikowska, returns to Hollywood and threatens to expose her family’s past.  Havana’s world is already connected to the Weiss’ because Dr. Weiss is her psychologist.  When Agatha returns, through her own devices, makes her way to Havana’s door step.  Havana, without knowing the relation, hires her as a personal assistant, giving Agatha the access and ammunition she needs to seek closure.

Maps to the Stars portrays the ugly side of the entertainment industry.  The psychological perspective fascinating and sheds light on the sad reality of how people behave when they have money and a skewed perception of reality.  As the stories and secrets of each character unravels, they employ the only defense mechanism they know, lies, sex, and drugs.  Each character is convinced they are the best, the biggest victim, and deserve success and will not let anything or anyone stand in their way.  As their pasts are exposed and collide, it becomes difficult for everyone to hold on to their fame and sanity.

If you are looking for something of the beat and path and if you enjoy watching movies and shows about the entertainment industry, I highly recommend Maps to the Stars.  

Talk soon,



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