REVIEW: Last Vegas

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Staring: Michael Douglas, Robert Deniro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline and Mary Steenburgen.

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

‘Last Vegas’ is about three men in their 60′s who go to vegas to throw a bachelor party for their last remaining single friend, who just so happens to be marrying someone half his age. Last Vegas is a great film for people who just want a good night out. It often reminded me of The Hangover with elderly people, but it was still a funny film.

‘Last Vegas’ only problem was how everything felt so rushed. They go to Vegas and so many things happen in those 3 days that would usually take year or two to develop. I know it’s a movie, but it just didn’t feel right to me. Other than that, it’s great to see all these legendary actors having fun. Morgan Freeman, who we’ve seen recently in films such as ‘Now You See Me’ and ‘Olympus Has Fallen, seems to be having most fun out of them all. He seemed to be having fun playing a 60-something year old man who was acting like he was 20 again.

The only actor who felt out of place in this film was Michael Douglas. It’s not like he was terrible in the film, but for some reason, I just kept imagining Jack Nicholson in his role. Maybe it’s the fact seeing these legendary actors in this film made me miss him more, but his character seemed the type Jack Nicholson would play. I can’t get enough of Robert Deniro. I still love him, even if he hasn’t made great movies lately. He plays comedic characters well, and I love how, in this film, all the characters are making fun of their old age and having fun with it.

‘Last Vegas’ is a great film to go see with your friends after a long week of working. It’ll get your mind of your negatives and keep you laughing all the way through. It’s a great film for everybody, even if it seems more geared to the older crowd. It’s been awhile since a good comedy has been out, and after seeing ’12 Years A Slave’ last week, which wasn’t the happiest of movies, I’m happy this one was my viewing.

Not spectacular, but good is what I would say about ‘Last Vegas’. Great to see this legends in a film together, but just go in and have some fun. It’s not everyday you get to make fun of your age.

Grade: B

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