THE LAST MOVIE STAR REVIEWED
“The Last Movie Star” has a lot going for it. I enjoy the work of Adam Rifkin and I’m a Burt Reynolds fan on the level of a Sterling Archer. That being said, it’s a small movie about dealing with aging. Chevy Chase shows up in the buddy role, but nothing ever seems to develop with his character. The real meat in the film is between Ariel Winter and Burt Reynolds. Winter plays a character that could’ve turned into an Aubrey Plaza goth knock-off. However, Reynolds draws out her performance.
Many will take notice of how classic Reynolds movie roles get blended into the film. At times, it feels like Rifkin is giving Burt a chance to make peace with his past. If that sounds like a thing you’ll enjoy, then it’s in your wheelhouse. Nothing gets reinvented here, but you feel warm spending time with people that want something better. I love how much of the film was shot in Nashville and Knoxville. It was a joy spotting the many familiar locales. I’m not sure why The Last Movie Star needed to film there, but I guess the TN Film Commission provides nice tax breaks.
- Deleted Scenes
- 2.40:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track