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The Big Picture
The Big Picture
Actors: Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Emily Longstreth, J.T. Walsh, Michael McKean
Director: Christopher Guest
Genres: Comedy
PG-13     2002     1hr 40min

Christopher Guest cowrote and directed this solid spoof about the pitfalls of believing your own hype. Kevin Bacon plays a high-minded would-be filmmaker whose student movie wins a prestigious national award and an invitat...  more »

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Actors: Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Emily Longstreth, J.T. Walsh, Michael McKean
Director: Christopher Guest
Creators: Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Michael Varhol, Richard Gilbert Abramson, Richard Luke Rothschild, Valen Watson
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Comedy
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/08/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/1989
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1989
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Christine A. (WriteReviseEdit) from ROCHESTER, NY
Reviewed on 3/17/2019...
Now I know where the 6 Degrees Theory (Kevin Bacon) originated ... or, at least, it'd seem that way. Tons of cameos round out this Christopher Guest title with a few expected faces/names and a few entirely unexpected. The protagonist goes from unknown film student to big name in the movie biz only to wonder what it was all for. Some of the most memorable performances are played by Teri Hatcher, Michael McKean and Kevin Bacon--but the film's worth seeing for a number of other entertaining moments. Martin Short, while difficult to watch on purpose, is great too.

Movie Reviews

See the film before your first job in the "Industry"
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this film a few years after I worked for a very famous film company in Nothern California. This VERY humorous film is right on the mark about what it is like to work in the film industry! I laughed so hard my stomach hurt for hours after after the movie. If you are going to work in the "industry" as they say in the film world, see this humorous film to see what it is really like!"
The Road to Riches
Jason Vance | Hollywood, CA | 09/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The quintessential movie about the business for our generation, in which a good-hearted Kevin Bacon wins his film school's student competition, momentarily thrusting him into the spotlight, as well as the sights of Hollywood's bigwigs, and hence onto the road to artistic ruin. Superior writing, and exceptional performances from the entire cast, especially Martin Short as Bacon's completely over-the-top agent, highlight this gem directed by Christopher Guest and featuring Michael McKean, both of Spinal Tap."
Skewed Comedy at It's Best
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's very hard to predict what movie a given person will like. Many people find this movie to be ho hum, at best. It's not conventional big release comedy, like The Addams Family, Mrs. Doubtfire, or Look Who's Talking. It's unselfconsciously odd in a very wonderful way. If you like movies such as Rushmore, The Princess Bride, 1000 Clowns, and Groundhog Day, I think I can guarantee that you will absolutely love this movie. It's my favorite comedy of all time."