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Last Vegas (2013)

I watched a film yesterday that I’ve seen a few times now and have enjoyed each time I’ve watched it.

Last Vegas (2013)

This is one of those films that won’t blow you away on the first watch but will stay with you for a little while after you’ve watched it (unless you’re younger than 40). 😳

If you haven’t seen it, it’s a comedy/drama starring Michael Douglas (Basic Instinct), Robert De Niro (Goodfellas), Morgan Freeman (Seven), Kevin Kline (A Fish Called Wanda) and Mary Steenburgen (Back to the Future Part III) among others.

This is what it’s about:

Four ageing friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal who plans to marry a woman young enough to be his daughter.

I really relate to this movie!

I know I’m about 30 years younger than the main characters but with every year I get older I realise that as much as your body ages, your mind stays exactly the same. Mentally I’m still 25 (although my wife thinks it’s more like 12) and I hate the idea that eventually our bodies will give up even though our minds are still raring to go). ☹️

I love the chemistry between the actors in this film and there are a couple of moments that are particularly poignant.

Some extra comic relief is provided courtesy of Romany Malco (The 40 Year Old Virgin) who plays the group’s concierge who is p#ssed at the fact that he was meant to be assigned to 50 Cent (who actually cameos in the movie) rather than four old codgers.

Each actor puts in a decent performance and if you can get past Michael Douglas’s veneers and the autotune on Mary Steenburgen’s vocals (she plays a Vegas lounge singer) you’ll no doubt enjoy this movie for what it is.

I watch this film and just hope that at 70 years old I’m still meeting up with my mates and living life to the full! The idea is really inspiring, although I found myself wondering which character I’d be...I think either Kevin Kline’s or Morgan Freeman’s.

If you like an easy to watch comedy, drama with a beating heart at its centre that isn’t striving for Oscar nominations you should give this film a go.

Seen it? What do you think? 🤔


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