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Kristin Stewart

Posted 4/16/2017 3:12pm by Eugene Wyatt.

Kristin Stewart

Personal Shopper (2017) directed by Olivier Assayas and starring Kristin Stewart.

In Paris, Maureen (Kristin Stewart) works as a personal shopper for a celebrity. But does she have the ability to speak with spirits like her recently deceased twin brother?

Is the pairing odd, the business of personal shopping and speaking to the deceased? I see no relation between them. She could have been a juggler or a bartender or spoken to sheep.

I've admired Kirsten Stewart since The Clouds of Sils Maria (2014, also directed by Olivier Assayas) In that film: "A veteran actress (Juliette Binoche) comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier" but not as the star—as the older, supporting actress. In The Clouds of Sils Maria Kirsten Stewart plays the actress's personal assistant. Ms. Stewart was awarded the César (the French Oscar) for Best Supporting Actress for her performance.

If you are not convinced that she communicates with the dead as scripted here. Perhaps the fault is in the authors of the screenplay: both the star and the director 'wrote' Personal Shopper.

But she is a fine actor. Pay attention to the personal-shopper business not to the medium business. I recommend Personal Shopper albeit its spookiness.