Synopsis: Hollywood hotshot hustles hoopla.
Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “Follow the meteoric rise, fall and rise again of legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans. Adapted from Mr. Evans’ tell-all autobiography, the movie takes the audience on an intimate journey into the mind of this Hollywood legend.”
What Did I Learn?: If somebody offers you a chance to buy pharmaceutical cocaine, run away – it’s probably the DEA doing a sting operation.
You Might Like This Movie If: You remember this hideous public service announcement from the early 1980s and want to know why it was created in the first place.
Really?: Did Ali MacGraw really address her husband as “Evans”?
Rating: Told entirely from Evans’ perspective, The Kid Stays in the Picture is a bit self-serving (the film goes into great depth about his marriage to Ali MacGraw, but never mentions the fact he’s been married seven times!) and should be taken with a grain of salt. That said, it’s also beautifully filmed, richly entertaining, and a fascinating documentary look at a bygone era. 8/10 stars.