The Big Picture PG-13

Film school prepared Nick for everything... everything but Hollywood.
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Format:  DVD
item number:  XRI 5264D
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DVD Features:

  • Audio: English
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Audio Commentary With Christopher Guest & Kevin Bacon
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Filmographies
  • Production Notes
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 8, 2002
  • Originally Released: 1989
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Selection

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Edited by
Composition by

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 22


User Ratings: 3,278
...A surprisingly genial, good-natured satire on contemporary Hollywood mores....Bacon and Emily Longstreth are appealing...
Feb 8, 1989
Rating: B -- A genial and funny satire/comedy about an up-and-coming student filmmaker. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Mar 21, 2016
Rating: 3/5 -- If only it was as clever as it believes itself to be.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Aug 13, 2003
Rating: 3/5 -- Very slight, but it hits most of its Hollywood targets with a certain degree of savvy.
Nov 20, 2005
Rating: 80/100 -- The Movie Machine is skewered and lampooned with an impressive accuracy, but it never crosses the line into becoming an outright bash.
Apollo Guide
Oct 29, 2003
Rating: 5/5 -- Sometimes hilarious, sometimes chilling anti-Hollywood comedy. Full Review
Apr 9, 2007
Befitting two of the co-authors of This is Spinal Tap, Guest and Michael McKean, The Big Picture displays a keen eye for the silliness of film biz customs, lingo and attitudes. Full Review
Mar 11, 2009

Product Description:

After winning the National Film Institute's Award for Best student Film, filmmaker Nick Chapman (Kevin Bacon) jumps headlong into the Hollywood fast-lane. There, he receives a warm welcome from studio executives who have heard he's the hottest thing in town. But before long, predatory producers, aggravating agents, and avant-garde artists are turning his world upside down by trying to hitch a ride on his supposedly rising star--which helps him to realize the horrible truth about the backward system that created his meteoric rise. Christopher Guest's (THIS IS SPINAL TAP) directorial debut skewers the Hollywood system, with ample help from a comedically gifted cast including Martin Short, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and John Cleese.


Production Notes:

  • Christopher Guest's directing debut.

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