Uncomfortable, brutal, witty, honest, marvellous
82-year-old Burt Reynolds plays Vic Edwards (basically, Burt Reynolds), a former Hollywood star now living a quiet life in his LA mansion. Vic has just had his elderly dog put to sleep, making that huge mansion of his feel even emptier, when he receives an all-expenses-paid invitation to a film festival in Nashville, where he will receive a lifetime achievement award.
Persuaded by his only friend (Chevy Chase) to attend the festival, he flies to Nashville and soon discovers that…
I never saw the original Arthur. Being a child of the 80s and 90s, Christopher Cross's theme song, 'The Best That You Can Do', remains implanted deep in my brain, but the music video for that song is as much exposure as I ever got to the original. So why did I check out this remake?
A) as a longtime fan of Peter Baynham's work, I was curious to see if his script was as bad as I'd heard.