Last Vegas – *

Posted: March 27, 2014 in 2013, Comedy, USA, X

Kevin Kline (born 1947), Michael Douglas (born 1944), Robert De Niro (born 1943) and Morgan Freeman (born 1937) ‘star’ in this humorless comedy about four friends who get together in Las Vegas for a bachelor party.

The idea is cool. And the main storyline isn’t all that bad. But the jokes are lame. They could have been written by Adam Sandler. Sure, there are moments where you have to smile. Especially with the antics of Freeman and at times Kline as well. But Douglas and De Niro just are NOT funny. The former two really act their part. The latter two just seem to be in the movie for the money and don’t seem to enjoy it at all.  I’m sure this movie has its fans. And I’m pretty sure there will be a sequel. But a Hangover for seniors it is not.

But back to the story. Douglas’s character gets married for the first time and invites his friends to Las Vegas. One of them is De Niro’s character, who’s upset that his ‘best friend’ never showed up at the funeral of his wife. They meet a charming singer of about their age (Mary Steenburgen) who indirectly digs up old wounds, but also manages the friends to reconcile. It’s a good story, really. But the producers decided to make it a comedy by adding silly scenes like a bikini contest hosted by the guy from LMFAO who’s stripping off his pants and shakes his swimming trunk in front of De Niro. No wonder that this icon acts like he’s totally embarrassed for ever agreeing to do this movie.


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