Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Last Vegas (2013)

Director: Jon Turteltaub

Stars: Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline, Mary Steenburgen, 50 Cent

Billy, Paddy, Archie and Sam have been best friends since childhood, and now they are in their 60's. When Billy finally proposes to his thirty-something girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. The four men relearn what it is to live again despite their age, but old feelings come up between Billy and Paddy when for the second time they fall for the same woman.

Four older talented actors hanging out in Las Vegas shooting a movie. That is what this movie seems like. There is not much of a plot or story to it, but it was a decent movie to watch. Michael Douglas is playing too close to his real life with the whole marring a woman half his age or close enough. I doubt they would all hang out together in real life though. It would seem too big of egos flowing around. Kevin Kline had almost disappeared from the scene for so long. It was good to see him back on the scene, but I just wish it was a better movie. Mary Steenburgen has been popping up here and there which to my surprise, I was delighted to see her in this.

Movies like this always seem to upset me. It is the old look at the old people trying to be and act young and lively again movie. Just rewatch Cocoon. The same cheap jokes that are played out in the look at the older white man trying to act more black. There are just tasteless cheap movies for pointless movies goers who only care about a moving picture being played across their eyes. It takes no thoughts at all to come up with these cheap jokes.

This is a movie to watch once, but I would not watch it again. It was worth it once, but since there is no real story at all, once is enough. The does teach people that you are never too old to start living again. Enjoy.

Last Vegas (2013) Trailer

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