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The Last Movie Star (2017)

Dog Years (original title)
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An aging former movie star is forced to face the reality that his glory days are behind him. On its surface, the film is a tale about faded fame. At its core, it's a universal story about growing old.

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Adam Rifkin

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Adam Rifkin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Vic Edwards
Chevy Chase ... Sonny
Macy Whitener Macy Whitener ... Ticket Agent
Ariel Winter ... Lil McDougal
Clark Duke ... Doug McDougal
Ellar Coltrane ... Shane McAvoy
Al-Jaleel Knox ... Stuart Muckler (as Al Jaleel Knox)
Nikki Blonsky ... Faith Cole
Molly Whitener Molly Whitener ... Vic Edwards Fan
Juston Street ... Bjorn
Jena Sims ... Beautiful Woman #1 (as Jeana Sims)
Kennedy Summers ... Beautiful Woman #2
Amberleigh West Amberleigh West ... Beautiful Woman #3
Anna Price Anna Price ... Beautiful Woman #4
Brittany Bell Brittany Bell ... Beautiful Woman #5
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An aging former movie star is forced to face the reality that his glory days are behind him. On its surface, the film is a tale about faded fame. At its core, it's a universal story about growing old.

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The Best Is Yet To Come

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Drama

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Rated R for some sexuality/partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Movie Star See more »

Filming Locations:

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,780, 1 April 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,410, 19 April 2018
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The veterinary clinic scenes were filmed at Forest Park Clinic in Knoxville. See more »

Goofs

When Lil is in the hotel bathtub and she turns on the TV and googles "Vic Edwards", the IMDB link for Vic Edwards says "Burt Reynolds started off in TV westerns..." See more »

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Vic Edwards: 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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Pleasantly surprised, emotionally touched
30 March 2018 | by jakehSee all my reviews

Quite honestly I was prepared to dislike this movie. I couldn't pin down exactly why but was I very wrong. I was extremely touched with this thought provoking look at celebrity and age. I have not seen any actor portray their aging with such honesty in their later movies. Reynolds was fabulous and still as blunt and straight forward in his approach to the part as he has before in most of his movies. Ariel Winter, whose character I detested at the beginning, did an excellent job as Reynolds escort at a film festival in Nashville. His life story was a learning experience for her and a teaching lesson on how growing older comes with trials, tribulations, and regrets which she could learn from as she goes on with her own life. Wonderful acting by both, and a must see movie. Simply put, I think it's the best work Reynolds has ever done.


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