Damn, for those kids who like to backhandedly say, “I wish I was born a normal life in the 70s,” just show them The Last Picture Show and they might finally zip-it.
A casual story of a small town that literally reeks of depression, The Last Picture Show is Peter Bogdanovich’s attempt to dip into the gloomiest corners of the first-world lifestyle. While I’m not that astonished by the film’s gimmick of it being basically just this hopelessly endless stream of simple-minded, melancholy incidents, it’s indisputable that I connected to a scary amount of the material on screen, and I can only assume that many others will too. This movie’s a HUGE mood.
Furthermore, are we not going to mention that this movie’s key message is when in doubt, bang an older person? What wise words.
“The Last Picture Show” is now available to stream on Vudu, Amazon Prime, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, and The Criterion Channel.