The Kid Stays in the Picture

The Kid Stays in the Picture
The Kid Stays in the Picture
  • R
  • 1h 33m
  • 2002
Certified Fresh91%
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Success. Scandal. Sex. Tragedy. Infamy. Robert Evans knew them all, and in this provocative and compelling documentary, he reveals how one of the greatest winning streaks in Hollywood history almost destroyed him. From his early acting days to his stellar rise as head of production at Paramount and involvement in a well-publicized cocaine sting, Evans’ meteoric career reveals the moviemaking industry during one of its most glamorous and scandal-filled periods. As the man who made possible Rosemary’s Baby and The Godfather series, Evans was a tastemaker in a town that alternately loved and loathed him.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh91%
Critics Consensus: Though not objective by any means, The Kid Stays in the Picture is irresistibly entertaining.
Entertainment Weekly

June 21, 2017
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Jeff Strickler

If you love flamboyant people, movies or -- especially -- flamboyant movie people, don't miss The...

June 17, 2017
Orlando Sentinel
Jay Boyar

This movie is more fun than many of those tall tales that Hollywood calls feature films.

June 17, 2017
Miami Herald
Rene Rodriguez

Even at his most obnoxious, Evans remains a fascinating figure.

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Truly a gripping story, but for mature teens only.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has some very strong language, including slurs about Roman Polanski, who is Polish. There are some non-graphic sexual references and some drug use, which is amended by an amusing all-star sing-a-long called "Get High on Yourself!" arranged by Evans. And of course, there are some violent clips of the R-rated movies that Evans produced, including the most famous scene in Chinatown.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Documentary
  • Release Date:July 26, 2002
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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