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Last Vegas (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  1 November 2013 (USA)
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Three friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal.

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A group of pals in their sixties return to New York after an unforgettable trip to Las Vegas.

Director: Jon Turteltaub
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Billy (Michael Douglas), Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Kevin Kline) have been best friends since childhood. So when Billy, the group's sworn bachelor, finally proposes to his thirty-something (of course) girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. However, upon arriving, the four quickly realize that the decades have transformed Sin City and tested their friendship in ways they never imagined. The Rat Pack may have once played the Sands and Cirque du Soleil may now rule the Strip, but it's these four who are taking over Vegas. Written by Production

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,334,566 (USA) (1 November 2013)

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$63,910,583 (USA) (14 February 2014)
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All four leads have won at least one Academy Award for acting. Michael Douglas for Wall Street (1987), Morgan Freeman for Million Dollar Baby (2004), Kevin Kline for A Fish Called Wanda (1988) and 'Robert De Niro' for _Raging Bull_ and The Godfather: Part II (1974). 'Mary Steenburgen' has also won for Melvin and Howard (1980). Douglas also has an Oscar for producing One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), which won the Best Picture Academy Award. See more »

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In the rental car the position of the driver's door lock changes out of sync with the movements by Sam. See more »

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[first lines]
Young Sam: No one calls us names except us.
Young Billy: This fight us gonna make us legends.
Young Billy: Run!
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.16 (2013) See more »

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Written by Neely Dinkins Jr. (as Neely Dinkins), Vito A. Colapietro II (as Vito Colapietro), Jamil Chammas, Ramir Vincent, Kyle Christopher and Kelly Valentina Porter
Performed by Vali
Courtesy of Rostrum Records
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Enjoyable, philosophical, unspectacular, but full of seasoned talent.
1 November 2013 | by (Columbus, Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The love of our private friends is the only preparatory exercise for the love of all men." John Henry Cardinal Newman

Last Vegas is promoted by some as a geriatric Hangover; it's not quite. It's rather a sometimes poignant if lighthearted comedy about friendship and love with a dash of philosophizing about growing old. Three sixty- something buddies have a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their equally aging buddy who is marrying a babe over half his age.

The usual bachelor party tropes are there: swimming pools, buxom girls, extravagant digs, gambling, drunken partying, and pappy love, among others. But lacing through this usually freewheeling, adolescent humored romp of a cliché are some thoughts about their 60 years of friendship and what it brings and demands.

Most importantly is the rivalry between Billy (Michael Douglas) and Paddy (Robert De Niro) over the girl who got away from Billy and married Paddy. How her death affects their friendship is touching if not overly sentimental but real as it continues to color their lives to this day. How it shapes the weekend and Billy's marriage takes the film beyond Hangover and Bridesmaids.

Absent are scatological humor or retching; those staples of current buddy comedies are not in the least missed. Each other friend has his issue as well: Sam (Kevin Kline) his true love for his wife, who gives him Viagra and a condom for the trip; and Archie (Morgan Freeman) his over solicitous son. Director John Turteltaub and writer Dan Fogelman treat the hang-ups with gentleness, never extending to slapstick the important challenge of each life brought into relief by the trip.

Last Vegas is a diverting enjoyment, most of which is watching highly successful actors as if they've worked together forever, when in fact they never did. Movie magic and friendship themes make this a comfort film among too much glitz on other screens.


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