The ads called it the long-awaited sequel to THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, but it's doubtful there were many clamoring to find out what happened to the cross-section of losers in the godforsaken Texas town that first came to the screen in 1971. But in Hollywood today, whole movie seasons can pass
with nothing but familiar titles followed by numbers. As long as there's a buck to be made, nothing and nobody is safe from the cinematic deja vu syndrome. Still, writer-director Peter Bogdanovich, working from novelist Larry McMurtry's literary sequel and reuniting most of the major cast members
from the original, has come up with a surprisingly smart, funny, and heartfelt mood ...