|Genre: Documentary, Biography, Hollywood, Drugs, Showbiz|
Tagline: The Story Of A Man Who Seduced Hollywood.
Plot: The Kid Stays in the Picture traces the meteoric rise, fall, and rise again of legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans. Adapted from Mr. Evans's tell-all autobiography, the movie takes the audience on an intimate journey into the mind of this Hollywood legend.
Robert Evans lived the life that many only dream of. His film career started in 1956, at the oddest of places: poolside at the Beverly Hills Hotel. His good looks, charm, and overwhelming confidence captured the eye of screen legend Norma Shearer. She offered him a role in the picture "Man of a Thousand Faces." After a glamorous, but short-lived, career as a movie star, Evans decided to try his hand at producing. Miraculously, at the age of 34, with no producing credits to his name, he landed a job as chief of production at Paramount Pictures. Evans ran the studio from 1966-1974. During his tenure, Evans was responsible for bringing some of the greatest films of the era to the screen, including "The Godfather," "Rosemary's Baby," "Love Story," "The Odd Couple," "The Conformist," "Harold and Maude," and "Chinatown."
By the early '80s, the "Golden Boy" of Hollywood was losing his luster. After a failed marriage to Ali MacGraw, a cocaine bust, and, finally, a rumored involvement in the "Cotton Club" murder, Evans
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This fabulously amusing and beautifully crafted documentary about legendary producer Robert Evans is like a delicious and personal photo album of Evans' storied career and personal travails, warts and all.
--Doris Toumarkine (Hollywood.com)
Based on the autobiography of the same name by Robert Evans, The Kid Stays in the Picture presents all the vital information found in the novel in a bland, unappealing format that feels like the film equivalent of a book-on-tape.
--David Nusair (Reel Film Reviews)
The action is presented in a skillfully assembled collage - using archive footage, magazine covers, and animated photos.
--Nev Pierce (BBC Films)
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|A witty, funny, wildly entertaining, and often poignant look at the last man to truly control Tinseltown. 83/100|
--Derek Smith (Apollo Guide)