The Kid Stays in the Picture
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Robert Evans' rise from second-string actor (who really was discovered while lounging by the pool at the Beverly Hills Hotel) to head of one of Hollywood's biggest movie studios is told from the viewpoint of Evans himself in this documentary, adapted from his autobiography (and featuring Evans' own narration). In 1957, Evans had already achieved success in the garment business when actress Norma Shearer spotting him at poolside and suggested he should play her late husband, legendary producer Irving Thalberg, in the movie Man of a Thousand Faces. While Evans knew he wasn't cut… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If you love flamboyant people, movies or -- especially -- flamboyant movie people, don't miss The Kid Stays in the Picture."
‑ Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"For a life lived boldly and productively if imperfectly, Robert Evans deserves this trenchant, revealing, vastly entertaining documentary."
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"It offers a fascinating peek into the (not always glamorous) life of a Hollywood big shot. Full of insight, meaty tidbits, and not without humor, this documentary is one of the best."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Film Geek Central
"Despite some reservations, this is an interesting and excellent documentary..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Evans é uma figura fascinante, e é justamente sua narração em off, associada à ótima edição, que transforma este documentário em um ácido depoimento sobre Hollywood."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"This movie is more fun than many of those tall tales that Hollywood calls feature films."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"Giddy, absurdly entertaining account of Evans' rise and fall in the movie biz."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"entertains and brings a true insider view"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Excellent showbiz documentary."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"But for film buffs at least, Evans's vivid story will make them feel nostalgic for this period of Hollywood history."
‑ Kent Turner,
"Even at his most obnoxious, Evans remains a fascinating figure."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"An engrossing portrait of a man whose engaging manner and flamboyant style made him a truly larger-than-life character."
‑ Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter
"Truly a gripping story, but for mature teens only."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"The entire movie is purely from Evans' own perspective and any baggage he carries, but it sure is a treat."
‑ Jordan Hiller,
"Click to read review"
‑ Michael Dequina,
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