The Last Picture Show Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 332

Average Rating: 3.2/4

# of Ratings: 95

Theatrical Release Date: 10/08/1971

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 11/23/2010

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Peter Bogdanovich

Actors: Jeff Bridges, Timothy Bottoms, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson, Ellen Burstyn, Cloris Leachman

Plot: A coming of age story about a men and women in a small Texas town during the 1950s.

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/26/2019

A realistic and prime example of a coming-of-age drama, "The Last Picture Show" is as well-acted as it is emotional.

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SteelCity99 - wrote on 04/22/2018

Prolific and insightful examination about the possible turning point of youth's modern behavioral tendencies. The economic and political background have always heavily influenced such trends. Those topics, however, are kept here between lines and instead a decaying Texas town is used in a time where paternal figures were non-existent and experimenting with their lives while being drunk with nostalgia and regret. 97/100

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Snoogans - wrote on 07/01/2012

Humanized characters help paint a near-perfect representation of a small town filled with people stuck in a dead end life. It holds up well today, thanks to the great cast and the overall authenticity of the film.

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Klassisch - wrote on 07/19/2016

Our Daily Free Stream: Peter Bogdanovich - The Last Picture Show. In der besten Szene von Peter Bogdanovichs The Last Picture Show geht Sam The Lion mit Sonny und Billy fischen. Sie fahren raus zu einem See, den man eher als Loch bezeichnen möchte. Mitten in der texanischen Prärie. Eigentlich gibt es in dem See nur Schildkröten und gar keine Fische. Das aber ist Sam egal. Er mag sowieso keinen Fisch. "Try one?" - Sam bietet Sonny eine handgerollte Zigarre an. Dann erzählt er, wie er vor zwanzig Jahren mit dem Mädchen, das er liebte, zu diesem See fuhr. Sie schwammen und ritten mit ihren Pferden hindurch. Sams Mädchen aber war bereits verheiratet und er auch schon vor zwanzig Jahren nicht mehr jung... Während er erzählt, stellen wir fest, dass wir dem Mythos von Sams Leben …

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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 02/18/2013

One of the popular and highly acclaimed films of the era about discovery. Had too much sex/kissing scenes and nudity that often diminishes the picture's plot, pace and length. Sonny Crawford (Bottoms) and Duane Jackson (Bridges) are friends. Jacy Farrow (Shepherd) gets disappointed with Duane and gets involved with Sonny. Topics on sexuality, gossip, friendship and death. Acting from everybody were sensational and screenplay well written. Unfortunately, the impact and enticing factor wasn't present, for this critics taste in dramas anyways. Soundtrack and certain background characters were fair but nothing special. Well renowned director's such as Peter Bogdonavich and Terry Gilliam just doesn't do it for this critic. David Lynch and David Cronenbergs pictures are more …

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