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The Last Shot

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content
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Primary Audience:
Adults
Genre:
Comedy
Length:
1 hr. 33 min.
Year of Release:
2004
USA Release:
______
Copyright, Touchstone Pictures
Copyright, Touchstone Pictures
Featuring: Matthew Broderick, Alec Baldwin, Tony Shalhoub, Toni Collette, W. Earl Brown
Director: Jeff Nathanson
Producer: Larry Brezner, David Hoberman, Walter Hamada
Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

“The true story of the greatest movie never made.”

Copyright, Touchstone Pictures

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “The focus of this ensemble comedy is a struggling filmmaker whose dream of directing his script by working outside the traditional Hollywood system comes true (as long as he films in Providence, Rhode Island)… until he discovers that his miracle producer (Baldwin) is actually an undercover FBI agent who is just using the production as part of a sting operation designed to connect reports of union manipulation with… the mafia.”

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Movie Critics
…well-cast ensemble comedy …fun…
—James Verniere, Boston Herald
…Though it’s not a blockbuster, it’s a pretty good Shot…
—E! Online
…Bright performances goose this genial if out-of-focus satire…
—Michael Rechtshaffen, The Hollywood Reporter
…Contrary to popular belief, most people in Hollywood can laugh at themselves, but it helps if the gag is funny. “The Last Shot,” for the most part, isn’t.
—Glenn Whipp, L.A. Daily News
…a star-filled, dark-toned satire …wildly uneven, but contains moments that are right up there with “The Player.”
—Lou Lumenick, New York Post