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Movie Review – Last Vegas

Unless it is a Star Wars, Hobbit/LOTR or Harrison Ford film, I don’t usually go to movies on opening day. Yesterday, the Mrs. and I went to see Last Vegas. With a cast that includes Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline, it’s hard to imagine it not being great. OK… it might not be great, but I thought it was very good.

It’s not fall out of your seat funny, but the humor is real and heartfelt. The audience reflected the demographic of the aging icons, and I am included right there with them. It’s not a show for kids; not that it’s vulgar, full of foul language and nudity. It’s not. It’s just the humor and situations are more relevant to a more mature audience. (Do you like the way I danced around that one?)

It’s the story of four guys who have been close friends since childhood. Like any relationship that spans six decades, there have been times of disagreement, and for the most part they are irrelevant. One sticky issue colors the plot of this film and creates tension and pulls at one’s heartstrings.

The Mrs. and I went to dinner after the movie. It was like a real date, ya’know. We were talking about how much money it must take to assemble a cast with that kind of star power. Even some of the secondary characters bring a reputation with them as was the case with Mary Steenburgen, (Mrs. Ted Danson) and a star in her own right, plus there is a cameo by Rapper 50 Cent.

It’s the weekend. Halloween is over and the holiday season is officially underway. If you want to catch an enjoyable film, without the kids, try Last Vegas. I think you’ll enjoy it.

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