Author Topic: The Last Movie Star (formerly "Dog Years")  (Read 495 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

wilberfan

  • The Meeting with the Goddess
  • ***
  • Posts: 432
  • Respect: +212
The Last Movie Star (formerly "Dog Years")
« on: March 24, 2018, 06:25:02 PM »
0




An aging, former movie star is forced to face the reality that his glory days are behind him. On its surface THE LAST MOVIE STAR is a tale about faded fame, but at its core, it's a universal story about growing old.


Director: Adam Rifkin
Writer: Adam Rifkin


Stars: Burt Reynolds, Ariel Winter, Clark Duke


I essentially agree with Dennis Harvey, writing in Variety:
Quote
He [Rifkin] makes an effort as does his subject but despite a few good moments, this well-intentioned seriocomedy mostly wobbles between crude yocks, lame generation-gap humor and sentimental cliche.


Bittersweet, for sure, to see Jack Burt old and physically frail.  He was present for a Q&A afterwards and demonstrated that his sense of humor is still pretty sharp.  And he spent a couple of hours at a reception afterwards greeting fans and throwing his arm around everyone who lined up to sit down next to him for a selfie. 
"Trying to fit in since 2017."

 

DMCA & Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy