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The Big PictureHollywood beckons for recent film school grad Nick Chapman (Kevin Bacon), who is out to capitalize on the momentum from his national award-winning student film. Nick thought his career was made after the award, but discovers Hollywood isn't as easy as it seems.Keywords:
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Directors of "The Big Picture"Christopher GuestBirthdate: 5 February 1948, New York City, New York, USA
Creators of "The Big Picture"Michael VarholChristopher GuestBirthdate: 5 February 1948, New York City, New York, USA
Critic Reviews of "The Big Picture"Chicago ReaderFebruary 02, 2016
[A] hilariously canny 1989 satire about contemporary filmmaking in Hollywood.VarietyMarch 11, 2009
Befitting two of the co-authors of This is Spinal Tap, Guest and Michael McKean, The Big Picture displays a keen eye for the silliness of film biz customs, lingo and attitudes.Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
The movie references may strike some as in-jokey, but Guest's likeable film has enough jaundiced sideswipes and lighter chuckles to see it through its slacker spells.New York TimesAugust 30, 2004
A consistently genial, intermittently funny send-up of the current Hollywood scene as demonstrated by the rise and fall of an award-winning film student.Rolling StoneMay 12, 2001
You keep rooting for this Hollywood sendup to make it, even as the bad ideas start gaining on the good.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsMarch 21, 2016
A genial and funny satire/comedy about an up-and-coming student filmmaker.People MagazineFebruary 02, 2016
Partly romance, partly fantasy, partly satire on what passes for life in Hollywood -- and all charm -- this movie even has a perfect title.TV GuideFebruary 02, 2016
A failed attempt to spoof the wheelers and dealers behind the scenes in Hollywood.eFilmCritic.comApril 09, 2007
Sometimes hilarious, sometimes chilling anti-Hollywood comedy.Zap2it.comNovember 20, 2005
Very slight, but it hits most of its Hollywood targets with a certain degree of savvy.Apollo GuideOctober 29, 2003
The Movie Machine is skewered and lampooned with an impressive accuracy, but it never crosses the line into becoming an outright bash.Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)August 13, 2003
If only it was as clever as it believes itself to be.
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