Movie Reviews

Last Vegas
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Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 09:59
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Wow, five Oscar winning actors put together in one movie and not a single spark that hits the screen!

This geriatric version of The Hangover sees childhood friends Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Kevin Kline) hitting Las Vegas for the bachelor party of Billy (Michael Douglas). An old rivalry between Billy and Paddy heats up when they both fall for Vegas loungesinger Diana (Mary Steenburgen), something that – we soon learn - has happened once before when they were young.

It’s a simple premise that could lead to a fun Sunday afternoon movie but unfortunately none of the players involved seem to realize that. They seem content sleepwalking through the movie and receiving their paycheck at the end of the day. You can’t entirely blame the cast for this weak movie though. Director Jon Turteltaub doesn’t seem particularly inspired either and would probably have done a better job with a funnier script.

It’s a shame really because this one definitely had potential. Instead it turned out to be a complete disappointment that doesn’t even come with enough jokes to keep the trailer interesting, let alone the entire movie.