Asteroid City (2023)

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PG-13 1 hr 45 minJun 16th, 2023Drama, Comedy
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.

Asteroid City Review

‘Asteroid City’ finds Wes Anderson in typically quirky, composed mode. The director has rounded up an assortment of regulars plus the likes of Tom Hanks, Steve Carell and more for a meta story of creativity and alien encounters.

For his latest, ‘Anderson’ is working on two levels. The first is the production of a play called ‘Asteroid City’, written by playwright Conrad Earp (Edward Norton). His new stage production is itself the subject of a TV documentary fronted by Bryan Cranston’s unnamed host, which is peeking into the creative process behind the work.

We watch some of the cast outside the play, and Earp at work on the script, before sets are built and other actors are introduced. Then the movie itself follows the story of the play, introducing us to war photographer Augie Steenbeck (Jason Schwartzman), who is bringing son Woodrow (Jake Ryan) to the titular desert town to take part in a Junior Stargazers event when his car develops trouble.

Asteroid City Showtimes on June 22nd, 2024

243.1 mi.

Met Cinema


Movie Details

Theatrical Release:June 23rd, 2023 - Buy Tickets
On Digital & Streaming:July 11th, 2023 - Watch Now
On DVD & Blu-ray:August 15th, 2023 - Buy DVD
Movie Budget:$25,000,000
Movie Box Office Gross:$47,281,670 (Worldwide)
Original Language:English
Executive Producers:Christoph Fisser, Henning Molfenter, Roman Coppola, Charlie Woebcken
Production Companies:American Empirical Pictures, Indian Paintbrush