The Last Movie Star ★★★★

Brilliantly captivating and often profound performance by Burt Reynolds (given another career best) as Vic Edwards an aged film actor who gets invited to accept a lifetime achievement award in a small town. It isn’t prestigious and sends him with an unlikely side kick down memory lane.
Adam Rifkins direction is swift, with good performances in a funny not too sentimental examination on celerity and life’s opportunities. Reynolds has great monologues about the pitfalls of knowingly making mistakes. All be it is low budget with some shoddy fx background plates, Reynolds should be recognized during reward season as he hasn’t been better since Boogie Nights.