The Kid Stays in the Picture You have to feel sorry for directors Brett Morgen and Nanette Burstein. From moment one, their visually stunning craftwork -- uniquely animating old photos to… The Kid Stays in the Picture You have to feel sorry for directors Brett Morgen and Nanette Burstein. From moment one, their visually stunning craftwork -- uniquely animating old photos to…
DVD Review

The Kid Stays in the Picture (2003)

Robert Evans | NO LONGER 'KIDS' MacGraw and Evans
NO LONGER 'KIDS' MacGraw and Evans
EW's GRADE
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Details Release Date: Aug 19, 2003; DVD Release Date: Aug 19, 2003; Movie Rated: R; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: USA Films

You have to feel sorry for directors Brett Morgen and Nanette Burstein. From moment one, their visually stunning craftwork -- uniquely animating old photos to illustrate an adaptation of producer Robert Evans' salacious autobiography, The Kid Stays in the Picture -- is trumped by their subject's romance-novel-worthy narration. (On ex-wife Ali MacGraw: ''I felt like Casanova. The most extraordinary lady in the world on my arm. And in her belly, a little Evans-to-be.'' On cocaine: ''It was my first experience into the world of white. The seducer had been seduced.'') Such corn speaks volumes about the exec behind ''Rosemary's Baby'' and ''The Godfather'' -- and even more about the town where he could become a star. EXTRAS A slate of amusing rare clips includes the short film Evans once showed Paramount brass to save his job and an eight-minute, '70s-era gag reel which features Dustin Hoffman doing a sidesplitting Evans impression.

Originally posted Aug 15, 2003 Published in issue #723 Aug 15, 2003 Order article reprints