The movie changed its name from Dog Years to The Last Movie Star in December 2017. A24 and DirecTV obtained the North American distribution rights to "The Last Movie Star" in June, and that's where the name change came from, according to Gordon Whitener, one of the film's producers. "When they first approached us about buying the film and the North American rights, they said 'Look we may want to think about a name change,' and so we looked at a couple of different ones, and we kind of all settled on 'The Last Movie Star,' " he said. Whitener said he likes the new name because it fits what he felt while working on "The Last Movie Star." "When people would ask me what it was like to work with Burt Reynolds ... my comment would be 'it's like working with one of the last real movie stars ... from the old days' so we're pretty excited about it. I think ... everybody feels that it's a better fit for taking something out and marketing it and release, and so that was really what drove it." See more »
It is stated at least twice that Vic Edwards was playing on the Tennessee football team during the 1951 season (supposedly a sophomore in college). However, the Wikipedia page Lil pulls up shows that Vic was born in 1936, making him 15 while supposedly playing college football. He would have been a high school sophomore during the 1951 season (in fact, Burt Reynolds was a high school sophomore during the 1951 football season as he graduated high school in 1954). See more »
You wanna know I needed to come to knoxville, I needed to say goodbye, Goodbye to the town that made me who Iam, Goodbye to the trees I climbed as a kid, Goodbye to the school that tought me how to break the rules, and the streets I wondered late at night, the hidden places that I left all my secrets, The town where I made so many many mistakes, and now its time for one last goodbye.
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Burt Reynolds plays a version of himself (he even interacts with his old movies) and the film delivers not only huge laughs but also has an emotional center that at times make you hate then love the main character in the span of a few seconds.
In this film an older actor is invited to a film festival to pick up his life achievement award. This prompts him to do some serious soul searching. Along the way he realizes how lucky he was and most of see the errors of his life.
Well worth seeing.
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