The Last Movie Star



California Theatre, San Jose Mon, Mar 5, 2018 7:15 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Production Country:United States
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Adam Rifkin
Producer:Brian Cavallaro
Neil Mandt
Adam Rifkin
Gordon Whitener
Screenwriter:Adam Rifkin
Music:Austin Wintory
Cinematographer:Scott Winig
Editor:Dan Flesher
Cast:Burt Reynolds
Ariel Winter
Chevy Chase
Clark Duke
Ellar Coltrane


An aging screen icon and his young companion set out in what turns out to be a hilarious adventure.

Like the man who plays him, Vic Edwards (Burt Reynolds, Boogie Nights) was a college football star and sexy 1970s action hero. The echoes of that reality add a layer of emotional weight as Edwards revisits old haunts with his reluctant driver Lil (Ariel Winter, Modern Family). The trip down memory lane stirs Edwards’ long-dormant heart while affording Lil a fresh perspective on this grumpy old man. Reynolds and Winter develop into an irresistible odd couple in this poignant, often funny evocation of fame’s fleeting nature. With plenty of clips from Reynolds’ storied career, including digitally enhanced scenes where the elderly actor shares the screen with his young self, The Last Movie Star is also a valentine to its leading man, who responds with a graceful, resonant performance.