'The Kid Stays in the Picture' traces the meteoric rise, fall, and rise again of legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans. Adapted from Mr. Evans' tell-all autobiography, the movie takes the audience on an intimate journey into the mind of this Hollywood legend. Robert Evans lived the life that many only dream of. Miraculously, at the age of 34, with no producing credits to his name, he landed a job as chief of production at Paramount Pictures. During his tenure, Evans was responsible for bringing some of the greatest films of the era to the screen, including "The Godfather", "Rosemary's Baby", "Love Story", "The Odd Couple", "Harold and Maude", and "Chinatown".
A fascinating look at the life of a Hollywood executive.
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The Kid Stays in the Picture is a fascinating look at the life of Ex-Paramount Pictures executive and movie mogul Robert Evans. The story is very much a classic tale of the rise and fall variety, but what sets this apart from other biography documentaries is that Robert Evans himself is the narrator of his own story, which he presents in both an amusing and charismatic style. The story covers his life from his discovery at a Beverly Hills swimming pool and his meteoric rise to the top of Paramount studios becoming one of the most powerful players in the industry, to becoming a literal pariah of Hollywood society, and in his later years Hollywood's reacceptance of a man now considered to be an important part of its history. Overall, if you're a film fan this is an interesting and highly entertaining documentary of a man who has lived a colourful life and suffered his share of both exceptionally good and truly awful luck.