The Kid Stays in the Picture R

The Story Of A Man Who Seduced Hollywood.
The Kid Stays in the Picture
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: August 19, 2003
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 4,707
Rating: 4/4 -- For a life lived boldly and productively if imperfectly, Robert Evans deserves this trenchant, revealing, vastly entertaining documentary.
Detroit News
Aug 23, 2002
Rating: B -- entertains and brings a true insider view Full Review
Old School Reviews
Oct 21, 2012
Rating: 3.5/4 -- If you love flamboyant people, movies or -- especially -- flamboyant movie people, don't miss The Kid Stays in the Picture. Full Review
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Nov 6, 2002
Live action is filmed by a camera on rail tracks and projected on to a big screen....It is all breathtaking...
The Guardian
Mar 23, 2017
...A guilty pleasure....One acidic drop of the Tinseltown tittle-tattle collated her could still trump the juiciest editions of today's puny celebrity rags...
Sight and Sound
Jan 1, 2003
Rating: 4/4 -- Giddy, absurdly entertaining account of Evans' rise and fall in the movie biz. Full Review
Detroit Free Press
Aug 23, 2002
...One of the funniest, and most telling, films of the year...
New York Times
Jul 26, 2002

Product Description:

Robert Evans got his break portraying Irving Thalberg in THE MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES. Evans would eventually become the next Thalberg as Vice President in charge of production at Paramount. The studio was destitute and confused in a changing marketplace in the late 1960s. Evans would guide Paramount to the top again with bold choices and successful films such as ROSEMARY'S BABY, LOVE STORY, and THE GODFATHER. He married LOVE STORY's star Ali McGraw and branched out as a producer for Paramount with more successes like CHINATOWN. Eventually, the "kid" would crash land, mired in cocaine and murder scandals, producing bombs such as THE COTTON CLUB.

This documentary begins quoting Evans, "There are three sides to every story--mine, yours and the truth." The film is unquestionably from Evans' side, chronicling the rise and fall and subsequent resurrection of the playboy mogul of Hollywood's last golden era. Nanette Burstein and Brett Morgen decided to film the highlights of Robert Evans' autobiography in the present tense with Evans himself narrating. A volatile, noirish prose is delivered from the producer who lampoons everyone from Mia Farrow to Paramount chief Charles Bludhorn. The visuals consist of highly manipulated photos, film clips, and original footage shot by John Bailey.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: July 26, 2002 (NY/LA)
    August 9, 2002 (Wider)
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  • Sales Rank: 37,471
  • UPC: 085393783020
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