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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Jeff Bridges
Cybill Shepherd
Timothy Bottoms
Cloris Leachman
Directors
Peter Bogdanovich
Screenwriters
Larry McMurtry
Peter Bogdanovich
Running Time
118 minutes

The Last Picture Show
A masterful exploration of love, loneliness, innocence lost, and small-town disillusionment


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Plot
Sonny and Duane are best friends. Enduring that awkward period of life between boyhood and manhood, the two pass their time at the movie house, playing basketball, and chasing girls. The boys are torn between a future somewhere out there beyond the borders of town or making do with their inheritance of a run-down pool hall and their decrepit movie house, which faces closure.


Verdict
Bogdanovich’s perfect recreation of the sense of time and place, and his ability to mix wit with poignancy that make this such a charming, timeless film.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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