The Big Picture


Action / Comedy / Drama / Romance

IMDb Rating 6.3 10 4135


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Jennifer Jason Leigh as Lydia Johnson
Kevin Bacon as Nick Chapman
Teri Hatcher as Gretchen
Fran Drescher as Polo Habel
1.64 GB
23.976 fps
1hr 40 min
P/S 1 / 7

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 6 / 10

non-improvisational Christopher Guest

Film student Nick Chapman (Kevin Bacon) is nominated for an award at the National Film Institute. He's competing against the wacky Lydia Johnson (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and spoiled arrogant Jonathan Tristan-Bennet (Dan Schneider). After his win, he has big dreams but Hollywood is more than his naive expectations. There's studio head Allen Habel (J.T. Walsh), his wife Polo Habel (Fran Drescher), and his mistress Gretchen (Teri Hatcher). Allen starts changing Nick's movie. He's infatuated with Gretchen. He dumps his girlfriend Susan Rawlings and old friends like Emmet Sumner (Michael McKean).

Martin Short's bad hair really threw me off for a second. It suggests a broader, sillier comedy than I expected. Luckily, it doesn't go that way but this is not at the later Christopher Guest level. It takes all the standard Hollywood behind the scenes and puts it on the screen. It's quirky but no big laughs. It hits the nails on the head. Nick is not much in terms of rooting interest. This is early in the inside Hollywood satires. It could be darker. The girlfriend role needs a better actress. The most compelling character is actually Lydia who reconnects with the movie for a short while in the last third. The movie gets a lot better with her energy. It would help if his movie idea doesn't look so utterly self-congratulatory art-house. Overall, this is a nice lesser known Christopher Guest film.

Reviewed by akafilms 7 / 10

A fun look at the film business

If you are thinking about being a filmmaker, you need to see this. It has so many real world aspects that are Hollywood. Christopher Guest does a great job on his first feature. The funniest part is Martin Short as the goofy agent. I wish I'd seen this before I got involved in the business. I would have been prepared. It holds up well considering it is 28 yrs old. The script structure is very commercial in that everything moves as it should and we all live happily ever after. Terry Hatcher is quintessential as an actress out for herself and her next role. I think my favorite line is "I fought for you". Kevin says this to his DP when in fact he didn't fight for him. This has happened to me in real life.

Reviewed by padawanmovies 8 / 10

Gee my phone smells!!

*Few Spoilers *I really liked this movie, I find myself forgetting sometimes just how long Kevin Bacon has been famous but there's a good reason: the man's flat out talented. That enduring theme of success can go away as quickly as its' received will never go away, actually might be worse now with so many celebrities out there that barely have any talent to begin with. This movie wasn't uproariously funny, but that was perfect for me because I really enjoy movies that are a little chuckle inducing like this. I did crack up at Short's scenes He was Hilarious!! I also enjoyed the weaving of the differing scenes like the black/white bar scene, the scene when he goes to his girlfriends job, the scene when he comes home and his gf pulls a gun on him; those were really kool imaginative moments. I think my favorite scenes were: Bacon storms out of the house after an argument with this gf and he tries to storm off in his car but he's too close to the nearby cars and the quote from the scene where Bacon's working as a call center employee; he tells a customer "GEE MY PHONE SMELLS" I laughed sooo Hard! Teri Hatcher's and Fran Drescher's outfits were quintessentially 80s but they were awesome! This is a really swell interpretation of the Hollywood machine...

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