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The Last Picture Show


Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson View All


Larry McMurtry (Screenplay), Peter Bogdanovich (Screenplay), Peter Bogdanovich (Director) View All

Release: Oct. 3rd, 1971
Runtime: 1 hour, 58 minutes
High school seniors and best friends, Sonny and Duane, live in a dying Texas town. The handsome Duane is dating local beauty, Jacy, while Sonny is having an affair with the coach's wife, Ruth. As graduation nears, both boys contemplate their futures. While Duane eyes the army and Sonny takes over a local business, each boy struggles to figure out if he can escape this dead-end town and build a better life somewhere else.
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But the little moments leading up to all this just didnt work for me much and the coming of age stuff was only interesting to me when it was coming to an end when finally reflected upon it began to resonate with me, but we were past the halfway point by then and it was a little too late for me (sort....
mark f
Aside from the complex characters and wonderful performances, probably the most-memorable thing about The Last Picture Show is how real it seems.
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Instead of character development or a strong story, the movie relies on shocking (for 1971) full frontal nudity scenes, that are spliced into the movie for no other reason than to cover Bogdanovich's weak script.
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