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  • Writer's pictureCarrie Specht

Burt Reynolds in Person at LA Premier of The Last Movie Star

It's been a hell of a long time, but 1970s movie super star, Burt Reynolds has a new movie out, and it's premiering at the Egyptian Theater, Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:30 PM. And Burt will be there in person for a discussion with director Alan Rifkin after the show! Don't miss what may well be your last opportunity to see a movie icon in his element.

Rumors of Reynolds' poor health have been circulating for years. And he has more than once backed out of an event due to reasons unknown. So, to have the one time Play Girl centerfold step back into the role of leading man is an exciting prospect for millions of fans. And the role for which he has chosen to return to the screen is absolutely ideal, if not a masterful stroke of genius. This could be Reynolds' take on Peter O'Toole's own ode to aging as a once popular actor, Venus. I only hope it's remotely as good.

The story is that Reynolds' character was once a major Hollywood star named Vic Edwards (a role tailor-made for him). He reluctantly accepts an invitation to be the special guest at a Nashville film festival to receive a lifetime achievement award. When the film fest turns out to be a slapdash wannabe gala, Vic tells his messed-up millennial driver Lil (Ariel Winter) to take him to his hometown of Knoxville. There Vic reconnects with his past and rediscovers a side of himself he hasn’t seen since he became a box office sensation in the 1970s. As Vic comes to grips with who he was, who he is and who he could still become, he helps Lil put her own life into focus.

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