Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Movie Sting

What a terrible thing to do! Hire a wannabe director to make a movie, get his hopes up, cast the film – and not tell him the whole thing is a ruse to trap a criminal. Terrible, yes. But as depicted in “The Last Shot,” it’s also very funny. Alec Baldwin plays the ambitious FBI agent behind this movie sting, and Matthew Broderick portrays the naïve theater usher fooled by Baldwin’s scheme. Both actors have never been better.

Based on a true story, this amusing film shows how gullible people can be about moviemaking and how seductive the filmmaking process is. Fans of behind-the-scenes movie comedies should definitely add “The Last Shot,” now out on DVD, to their must-see lists. (Read the full review on


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