Jeff Bridges Film Fest Movie #12
Synopsis: This is just like The Last Picture Show, except it’s a comedy, it’s filmed in glorious colour, everyone’s a lot older, Jeff Bridges – not Timothy Bottoms – plays the protagonist, and.... actually, it’s almost nothing like The Last Picture Show.
Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “Welcome to Texasville. Hang on to your hat. And your spouse.”
What Did I Learn?: Cybill Shepherd is a bad actress. Then again, I should have remembered that from The Lady Vanishes.
You Might Like This Movie If: Just like Duane, Jacy, and um... OJ, you fondly remember the summer of 1984.
Really?: 1) Everyone’s incredibly blasé about all the pre-marital, and extra-marital affairs going on, aren’t they? Do rich people really behave this way in real life? 2) Wow – take a drink every time the gang goes out for breakfast.
Rating: Texasville never really looks or feels like a true sequel to The Last Picture Show (see: “Synopsis”); it’s a nice little movie with a few good moments, but Bottoms, Cloris Leachman and Eileen Brennan are wasted in meaningless roles – it’s the basically the Jeff-and-Cybill-Show - and the whole thing seems a bit lighthearted-but-aimless. 7/10 stars.