In the movie The Last Movie Star, 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, but at its core, it’s a universal story about growing old.
Burt Reynolds is featured in the lead role of The Last Movie Star.
Vic Edwards (Burt Reynolds) was the biggest star in Hollywood, a college football legend turned stunt double turned leading man. Now, in his 80s, he’s convinced by an old friend (Chevy Chase) to accept an invitation to receive a Lifetime Achievement award at a 2-bit film festival in Nashville. The trip launches him on both a hilarious fish-out-of-water adventure and an unexpectedly poignant journey into his past.
The movie was originally entitled Dog Years.
The Last Movie Star was the closing night film at the 2018 Palm Springs Film Festival.