Burt Reynolds is 'The Last Movie Star' in Official Trailer for A24 Drama
"You are the only one stupid enough to show up…" Brutally honest line. A24 has debuted an official trailer for an indie drama titled The Last Movie Star, from writer/director Adam Rifkin. The film stars acting legend Burt Reynolds as acting legend Vic Edwards, an aging movie star who no longer has the same fame he once had. He's invited to a tiny, two-bit film festival in Nashville, and befriends his driver, who reminds him there's more to life than just being famous. The full cast includes Ariel Winter, Clark Duke, Ellar Coltrane, Nikki Blonsky, Kathleen Nolan, as well as Chevy Chase. This premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, but like most Tribeca films, we've never heard of it before now. I'd rather recommend watching The Hero with Sam Elliott instead, both pretty much have the same plot, though The Hero is actually quite good.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Adam Rifkin's The Last Movie Star, direct from YouTube:
Vic Edwards (Burt Reynolds) was the biggest star in Hollywood, a college football legend turned stunt double turned leading man. Now, in his eighties, he’s convinced by an old friend (Chevy Chase) to accept an invitation to receive a Lifetime Achievement award at a two-bit film festival in Nashville. The trip launches him on both a hilarious fish-out-of-water adventure and an unexpectedly poignant journey into his past. The Last Movie Star is both written and directed by veteran American filmmaker Adam Rifkin, of films including Tale of Two Sisters, The Dark Backward, Detroit Rock City, Welcome to Hollywood, Homo Erectus, Look, Giuseppe Makes a Movie, and Director's Cut previously. This first premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last year. A24 will release The Last Movie Star in select US theaters starting on March 30th.
Reader Feedback - 4 Comments
Well, sometimes life isn't easy for old movie stars. Or, at least, it looks that way. I think nobody should be surprised about that. I'm not the biggest fan of Burt Reynolds, but I might give a try and see this. I'm just not sure if it's for nostalgia or something else ...
shiboleth on Feb 16, 2018
Of course Bo, I like your portrayal of the people from the film business. You can count this one in that group, too. Yes, silly, that's one of those words that describe Burt Reynolds well. Some silliness is exactly what makes him worth of nostalgia (and nothing much more), since neither I can't remember a lot of serious films with him besides the ones you mentioned. I suppose, he's also aware of that...
shiboleth on Feb 17, 2018
Yeah, again, you are probably right about him. People make their own destinies. Or not. But I remember things that were fun back then when I saw films with him. As for the rest, he's got his own issues, I don't really think about him. Of course, as you said, i have nothing against him (anyway, how could I and why?). So, just stating my opinion here. And making another nice conversation with you. Until the next time Bo. Cheers ...
shiboleth on Feb 18, 2018
Someone get Reynolds a sandwich! Egads, he looks thin.
DAVIDPD on Feb 16, 2018
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