Monday, 22 February 2016

LAST VEGAS (2014) - HIS REVIEW

Last Vegas is a film that happened a few years back and now it's up on Netflix, so I thought why not check it out, as the trailer looked pretty awful. The film features some of the greatest actors in movie history, like Morgan Freeman and Robert De Niro, as well as Michael Douglas and Kevin Kline.

The film follows Billy (Michael Douglas) who decides to get married to his youthful girlfriend, proposing to her at one of his friends funerals, like a total douche bag. He then informs his friends of his marriage and they all decide to go to Las Vegas to have a stag do. After Archie (Morgan Freeman) lies to his son about where he is going, and Sam (Kevin Kline) gets a free pass from his wife because "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas", this leaves Paddy (Robert De Niro), who is still mourning the loss of his wife. They convince Paddy to join them by not telling him that Billy will be there, or what the real reason for going is. Shenanigans ensue as the four try to relive their glory days by gambling, partying, and putting those bastard kids of today in there place.

Aspects of this film left a bad taste in your mouth and just felt uncomfortable, like Sam telling every woman he meets that he is allowed to cheat on his wife because he is in Vegas, and the whole side story with Billy, Paddy and Paddy's wife Sophie, and how she ended up with Paddy was B.S. in my opinion. Plus, how the how did Diana (Mary Steenburgen), who is the love interest for Billy and Paddy, manage to keep her job, as she never brought in any punters to watch her sing.

With that being said, this film is meh. Most of the jokes miss their mark, but it's pretty harmless as a whole. It just felt like a nothing film; you watch it once and just forget about it. Final verdict: 4/10 below average comedy with quality actors who are wasted as a whole.

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