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The Last Movie Star
The Last Movie Star “A former famous film star is invited to
  be honoured at the International
  Nashville Film Festival, following in
  the footsteps of other successful actors,
  and discovers to his horror that he
  has been hoodwinked before finding
  a special meaning to his life in the
  heart-warming and laid-back The Last
  Movie Star
.
..”

AGEING, HARD DRINKING FORMER MOVIE STAR Vic Edwards (wonderful Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds: Smokey And The Bandit; Boogie Nights) spends his days recalling his long-gone years as a Hollywood heartthrob in the 70s and reminiscing with his friend Sonny (Chevy Chase: National Lampoon's Vacation; Caddy Shack). Both still have an eye for the girls!


Living alone, Vic is consumed with grief as he has had to say a last goodbye to his elderly dog Squanto (named after a film he starred in), who was beginning to suffer. Vic is none too sprightly, either, using a walking stick and feeling he cannot be bothered with life.

“A fantastic,
tongue-in-cheek journey
of discovery for two
people
generations apart
who need each other
to make them
re-evaluate what they
believe in and to see
who they really are.
Cute and sassy,
just like Lil...”
Out of the blue comes an invitation to be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Nashville Film Festival and at first Vic doesn't want to face the journey. However, convinced by previous honours being given to Clint Eastwood and Robert De Niro and encouraged by Sonny, he decides to go; but it soon becomes obvious that it is not the recognised award that he thought.

Expecting to be wined and dined, collected by limousine and wafted away to stay at the top hotel he always used to stay at when in Nashville, before being taken to a swanky location for the award ceremony, he is in for a massive culture shock.

His reluctant driver, young Lil McDougal (the marvellous Ariel Winter: Modern Family) is not at all what he envisaged. Tatooed and pierced, wearing short-shorts and a denim jacket with a bare midriff, Goth Lil is hardly a driving professional, to say the least; and has been commandeered by her brother Doug (Clark Duke: Hot Tub Time Machine), who organises the Festival with Shane McAvoy (Ellar Coltrane: Boyhood), to take Vic wherever he wants to go.

Hopelessly attached to sleazy and violent boyfriend Bjorn (Juston Street), Lil patronises Vic and he is aghast at her lifestyle. But gradually the pair realise that they have something to offer each other that will enhance both their lives. We loved the part where Vic talks to his younger self, with clips from Burt Reynolds' real movies.

Vic takes a trip down memory lane before embracing die-hard fans who are desperate to meet their hero, while Lil is faced with the hard truth about her life with Bjorn. Both Burt Reynolds and Ariel Winter are superb, with a talented supporting cast that never takes itself too seriously.

The Last Movie Star
is multi-layered. A fantastic, tongue-in-cheek journey of discovery for two people generations apart who need each other to make them re-evaluate what they believe in and to see who they really are. Cute and sassy, just like Lil.

The Last Movie Star also features: Nikki Blonsky (a great character) as Faith Cole; Al Jaleel Knox as Stuart Muckler; Rose Bianco as Vic's Mother; Molly Whitener as Vic Edwards Fan; Macy Whitener as Ticket Agent; Cylk Cozart as the wonderful Hotel Manager; and the lovely Kathleen Nolan as Vic's First Wife Claudia Schulman.

Music is by Austin Wintory; Original Songs Written and Performed by John Martin and Jamie Floyd; To Get There, Written by Diane Warren and Performed by Willie Nelson; Lil's Art Provided by Clive Barker; Director of Photography is Scott Winig; Produced by Neil Mandt, pga, Gordon Whitener, pga, Adam Rifkin, pga, and Brian Cavallaro; Written and Directed by Adam Rifkin (Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy).

* Burt Reynolds is The Last Movie Star, which arrives exclusively On-Demand and Download on 20 August 2018. Certificate: 15 | Running Time: 100 Minutes Approximately | Catalogue Number: 2NDBR4084.

"The Last Movie Star… A fantastic, tongue-in-cheek journey of discovery for two people generations apart who need each other to make them re-evaluate what they believe in and to see who they really are. Cute and sassy, just like Lil"
*** — Maggie Woods, MotorBar

"A gently heartbreaking reflection on bad decisions, lost love and late life revelations" — Film Journal International

"Strong performances… A sweet, solid film" — Film Threat
.