Film Review: Last Vegas

There’s still life in the old dog yet,” a popular phrase, and one Last Vegas, directed by Jon Turteltaub, and starring Oscar winners Robert De 2014-01-14 20.03.12-1Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline, aims to show is correct.

It has quickly been branded as ‘The Hangover for the over 60′s’, and with good reason; Last Vegas certainly does have an old-school charm about it.

Life-long best friends Archie (Freeman), Sam (Kline) and a reluctant Paddy (De Niro), head off to Las Vegas to celebrate the impending nuptials of the fourth member of their group, ‘ladies man’ Billy (Douglas).

Unsurprisingly, as with in The Hangover, things do not go according to plan, albeit in a less frenzied manner.

Last Vegas is a tale of reaffirmation that there is most definitely life beyond your 60′s, and proving that you are never too old to enjoy life.

A sweet sentiment, and one the film lives up to well in its own predictable manner.

Turteltaub had produced a film full of harmless fun, with men of a certain age, well, making lots of gags about being of a certain age.

You sense watching it that it is four extremely talented individuals, in the twilight of their careers, who are all very comfortable in their own skins – especially De Niro, the stand-out of an impressive quartet.

There is nothing forced about Last Vegas, and although it will not appeal to everyone, its easy-going nature, and the fact that it is funnier than both The Hangover sequels [although that is not particularly difficult], makes it both watchable.

5/10

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