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The Big Picture aims at targets that might not be familiar to viewers who aren't well-versed in movie-biz chicanery, but hits most of them so solidly that laughter is the only option. Read critic reviews

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Hollywood 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. Studio executive Allen Habel (J.T. Walsh) seduces Nick with a dream deal to make his first feature, but once production gets rolling, corporate reality begins to intervene: Nick is unable to control a series of compromises to his high-minded vision, and it's all he can do to maintain his integrity in the midst of filmmaking chaos.

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  • Nov 09, 2019
    I love movies. I don't love this movie about films. A not funny satire about Hollywood
    Aldo G Super Reviewer
  • Mar 13, 2009
    This was a good flick but there were elements introduced in the beginning of the movie that fell away. All of the actors did fine jobs but the movie was a little predictable. It was fun for the person who is familiar with how Hollywood works. One funny thing... it seemed that every character in the movie who smoke was played by someone who obviously didn't.
    Jason S Super Reviewer
  • May 07, 2007
    Kind of like the Player and The Scret Life of Walter Mitty, but not nearly as good as either.
    Ken S Super Reviewer

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