Last Vegas--Directed by Jon Turteltaub/ starring Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline, Mary Steenburgen/ written by Dan Fogelman/1hr 43min/rated PG-13
Bifocal Reviews written by Ageless1der Barbara Rich & The Other Guy
(BR) It is virtually impossible not to be entertained when four masters of their craft, Oscar winners all, appear in a film. I was just in the mood for a no-brainer and a few laughs. Last Vegas, proved to be just that, a story about childhood friends who are now seniors, getting together for a wedding in Las Vegas. The wedding is for the character played by Michael Douglas, who is planning to wed a girl more than thirty years younger. Each of the actors has their own brand of misery that comes with age. What ensues provides chuckles, as the legendary four let loose in Vegas. This comedy is not Oscar bound, but if you want to be purely entertained, then I recommend Last Vegas, especially if you are a viewer of a certain age. I award this movie 3 binoculars (on our new scale of five).
(OG) I don’t know what took us so long to get this review “to the presses” but there is really no rush, I suppose. All the actors are legendary at their craft and if you are looking for a fun time, then this is a good bet. I won’t go on with comparisons to other Vegas films that center around the weekend before the wedding scenario. This one is worth a look for no other reason except seeing DiNiro, Douglas, Freeman, Kline, and Steenburgen in one place. If you are looking for a few giggles, nothing more, this is for you. I give it 2 ½ binoculars.