The Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show
The Last Picture Show
  • R
  • 2h 6m
  • 1971
Certified Fresh100%
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Released in 1971 to critical acclaim and public controversy, The Last Picture Show garnered eight Academy Award® nominations (including Best Picture) and was hailed as the most important work by a young American director since Citizen Kane. A surprisingly frank, bittersweet drama of social and sexual mores in small-town Texas, the film features a talent-laden cast led by Jeff Bridges (The Mirror Has Two Faces), Cybill Shepherd (TV's "Cybill") and Timothy Bottoms (The Man in the Iron Mask). Cloris Leachman (TV's "The Mary Tyler Moore Show") and Ben Johnson (Rio Grande) each won Oscars(r) for their work in supporting roles. This modern classic is a must-have for every movie lover.
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Certified Fresh100%
Critics Consensus: Making excellent use of its period and setting, Peter Bogdanovich's small town coming-of-age story is a sad but moving classic filled with impressive performances.
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Common Sense Says
Classic American film has heavy themes and sex.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Last Picture Show is one of the greatest American films ever made. The emotional depth and strong sexual content throughout the film make this one best for mature teens and adults only. Characters speak freely and frankly about sex, losing their virginity, and prostitution, and there's some full-frontal female nudity and bare male bottoms. Several characters have sex, though the main act is mostly offscreen. Characters smoke and underage characters drink.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:October 3, 1971
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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