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'The Congress' envisions a future dystopian virtual reality

'The Congress' envisions a future dystopian virtual reality

In "The Congress," an ambitiously trippy and compulsively watchable dystopian saga from Israeli writer-director Ari Folman ("Waltz With Bashir") adapting a novel by Polish sci-fi author Stanislaw Lem, Robin Wright gamely and effectively plays a version of herself.

First, she's the artistically fickle, fortysomething star of the present, pushed by her agent (Harvey Keitel) and a studio head (Danny Huston, perfectly slimy) to preserve her likeness digitally so she can "star" in movies indefinitely as a photo-realistic avatar while devoting real time to a son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) going blind and deaf.

Twenty years later, she's a rebranded action...

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