Sunday, November 10, 2013
Last Vegas (written by Dan Fogelman; directed by Jon Turteltaub)
Starring: Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline, Mary Steenburgen, Jerry Ferrara, Romany Malco, Michael Ealy, Joanna Gleason, Bre Blair, April Billingsley, Noah Harden, RJ Fattori, Aaron Bantum, Phillip Wampler, Olivia Stuck
Why I loved this film: This seemed like an older version of 'The Hangover'. Four lifelong friends reunite for the bachelor party/wedding of one of their elements - who is marrying a woman almost forty years his junior. There is also the fact that each of the men has some sort of hangup or hangups that will be sorted out during this weekend of debauchery.
But for a movie that does pretty much stick to a standard formula, Last Vegas receives a big boost from its decorated cast. Counting Mary Steenburger, who plays Diana the singer, there are seven Oscars among five actors. Pretty impressive, if you ask me.
Put De Niro, Freeman and Douglas in the same room and you have achieved Gold, whatever the storyline!