The Big Picture

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Released 1989

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Director:
Christopher Guest
Released:
1989
Rating:
PG-13
The Big Picture is a 1989 romantic-comedy, by director Christopher Guest. In the film, Nick Chapman (Kevin Bacon) is a rising Hollywood film director with a student academy award freshly under his belt for his short film. Nick is sure that he can take on the world. So when a powerful movie executive, Allen Habel (J. T. Walsh), offers Nick the chance to make his dream movie, a character-driven drama set in a winter-time cabin, he jumps at the opportunity. Soon Nick falls victim to the blinding glare of Hollywood glamour and starts changing himself, much to the dismay of his girlfriend, Susan Rawlings (Emily Longstreth), his best friend, Emmet Sumner (Michael McKean), and his family. But Hollywood whims corrupt his vision and then corporate changes make his deal just disappear into thin air. He is left with nothing—can he still save his career? The Big Picture is a movie about how high one can climb, how low one can fall, and what really matters.moreless
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