Monday, August 22, 2016

The Big Picture (1989)

Columbia Pictures
Directed by Christopher Guest
My rating: 2 stars out of 4
(Blu-ray, Mill Creek)

Recent film school graduate Kevin Bacon becomes the talk of Hollywood after winning an amateur film award. He is wooed by a filthy rich producer, pursued by a sexy actress and represented by an overzealous agent. All of this causes him to leave his girlfriend and abandon his best friend. It all falls apart when the producer is fired by the studio, forcing him to take any job just to make ends meet. In the process, he regains his self respect and his friends. The best moments occur during brief flights of fancy that spoof iconic films, but otherwise is plain vanilla with a sappy, predictable ending.

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