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Old 05-17-18, 09:12 PM   #1
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The Last Movie Star (2017, Adam Rifkin) S: Burt Reynolds, Ariel Winter

Didn't see a thread on this, so I thought I'd start one.

Anyone given this a watch yet? Just finished it myself, and I have to admit it was better than I thought it was going to be. I'll have to watch it again to kind of re-absorb anything I might have missed the first time, and to decide fully how good of a film it was, but upon the one viewing, I have to say I've been reminded of how much I really like Burt Reynolds as an actor. Being forced to watch Ariel Winter bounce around in next to nothing distracted a little from the story, and I don't know if her attire was really necessary for her character, but acting-wise she did okay for her part. This movie was all Burt's, though.

I'm sure I could find out by searching, but as of this writing I'm not sure why they changed the name of the movie from Dog Years to The Last Movie Star. Having watched it, I'm sure Dog Years was both a metaphor for Vic's (Burt's character's) life, and a connection to the opening and ending scenes that bookmarked the whole project. But, thinking about it now, I think Last Movie Star was probably a better title, as Dog Years would probably have put too much emphasis on the previously mentioned metaphor (not trying to spoil anything for people who haven't seen it). Instead, they seem to have chosen a title that better allows the viewer to get involved with the story of a man coming to grips with his life thus far and whatever may lay ahead.

Not sure how many stars people around here usually rate films on, but on my one viewing, I would give it 2-1/2 out of 4 stars.

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Re: The Last Movie Star (2017, Adam Rifkin) S: Burt Reynolds, Ariel Winter

Uhm where is it available? I've never heard of it.
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Re: The Last Movie Star (2017, Adam Rifkin) S: Burt Reynolds, Ariel Winter

I didn't see it, but it played a local film festival last year here under the name Dog Years. A local film critic got to interview Burt. I was unaware that the title has since changed.
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Re: The Last Movie Star (2017, Adam Rifkin) S: Burt Reynolds, Ariel Winter

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Uhm where is it available? I've never heard of it.
On Demand.
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https://play.google.com/store/movies...id=wqB0MY58c-0
https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/...ie-Star/927318

Those are the streaming ones I know about. It's also available on disc pretty much everywhere. Best Buy, Walmart, Target, etc.
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