The Last Shot


(out of 5)

Hilarious spoof, reportedly based on a true story, brims with vigour and wit and then ends without a satisfying third act.  plays an FBI agent who comes up with a brilliant scheme to catch a mob boss () his team has long been after: fake a movie production so the gangster’s truck drivers can get involved and get their boss busted for racketeering. In order to pull it off, Baldwin hires an unsuspecting movie theatre employee () to direct his unproduced script Arizona…in Rhode Island. It’s hard to decide what’s funnier, Broderick’s clueless sap or Baldwin’s burgeoning passion for actually making a movie.   is hilarious as a self-important actress who wrangles the lead role, but all talents involved end up wasted by a hasty plot that finishes well before it really sinks in. Still, despite being shallow it is pleasant and fun.

Morra Brezner Steinberg and Tenenbaum Entertainment, Mandeville Films, Burro Productions, Touchstone Pictures

USA, 2004

Directed by 

Screenplay by Jeff Nathanson, based on the article What’s Wrong With This Picture by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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