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The Last Movie Star

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The Last Movie Star (formerly Dog Years) is a 2017 American drama film written and directed by Adam Rifkin. The film stars Burt Reynolds, Ariel Winter, Clark Duke, Ellar Coltrane and Chevy Chase.

The Last Movie Star
The Last Movie Star.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Adam Rifkin
Produced by
  • Brian Cavallaro
  • Neil Mandt
  • Adam Rifkin
  • Gordon Whitener
Written by Adam Rifkin
Music by Austin Wintory
Cinematography Scott Winig
Edited by Dan Flesher
  • Whitener Entertainment Group
  • Mandt Bros. Productions
Distributed by A24
Release date
Running time
103 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English

The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 22, 2017. It was released through DirecTV Cinema on February 22, 2018, before being released in a limited release and through video on demand on March 30, 2018, by A24.



An aging movie star is forced to face the fact that his glory days are behind him.



Principal photography began on May 9, 2016.[2] Most of the film was shot in Knoxville, Tennessee.[3]


The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 22, 2017.[1][4] On June 14, 2017, A24 and DirecTV Cinema acquired distribution rights to the film.[5] As specified by producer Gordon Whitener, A24 suggested the film's title change, which was mutually determined between them and the production team.[6] It was released on February 22, 2018, through DirecTV Cinema before being released in a limited release and through video on demand on March 30, 2018.[7]

Critical responseEdit

The Last Movie Star received negative reviews from film critics. It holds a 20% approval rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 5 reviews, with a weighted average of 5.4/10.[8]


  1. ^ a b Uhlich, Keith (2017-04-22). "'Dog Years' Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-06-02. 
  2. ^ "On the Set for 5/13/16: Paul Rudd Starts Rolling on 'An Ideal Home', Gal Gadot Wraps Shooting on 'Wonder Woman'". SSN Insider. May 13, 2016. Retrieved June 2, 2017. 
  3. ^ Jones, Maggie (March 2, 2017). "Knoxville-shot movie 'Dog Years' to debut at Tribeca Film Festival". USA Today. Retrieved June 12, 2017. 
  4. ^ Ehrlich, David (2017-04-26). "Dog Years Review: Burt Reynolds Stars In a Strange Tribute to Himself". IndieWire. Retrieved 2017-06-02. 
  5. ^ Fleming, Jr., Mike (June 14, 2017). "A24, DirecTV Acquire Burt Reynolds Tribeca Pic 'Dog Years'". Retrieved June 19, 2017. 
  6. ^ Jones, Maggie. "Knoxville-filmed 'Dog Years' receives new name, 'The Last Movie Star'". USA Today. Retrieved 22 January 2018. 
  7. ^ Lee Linker, Lauren (February 15, 2018). "Burt Reynolds sends up his own image The Last Movie Star trailer". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 26, 2018. 
  8. ^ "The Last Movie Star (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved February 26, 2018. 

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