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:

Certified Fresh91%

Total Count: 112


User Ratings: 4,707
An engrossing portrait of a man whose engaging manner and flamboyant style made him a truly larger-than-life character.
Hollywood Reporter
Aug 21, 2002
Rating: B -- entertains and brings a true insider view Full Review
Old School Reviews
Oct 21, 2012
Rating: 4/4 -- Giddy, absurdly entertaining account of Evans' rise and fall in the movie biz. Full Review
Detroit Free Press
Aug 23, 2002
...A candy store for film buffs....THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE is a dazzling dream of a documentary...
Entertainment Weekly
Aug 2, 2002
...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 -- For a life lived boldly and productively if imperfectly, Robert Evans deserves this trenchant, revealing, vastly entertaining documentary.
Detroit News
Aug 23, 2002
...A gorgeous kaleidoscope of real footage, movie clips and animated photographs...
Total Film
Mar 1, 2003

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.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: July 26, 2002 (NY/LA)
    August 9, 2002 (Wider)
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 49,222
  • UPC: 085393783020
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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