If u r too young to love this movie just wait..... (by namaste-sali)
Lost Vegas was the most uplifting movie I have seen in ages. Being of that 'certain age' I found it poignant and refreshing.All the cast were magnificent. Mary Steenburgen was a pure delight. I know she has taken up music lately and brought it to the screen! De Niro was great as the crusty widower with a chip on his shoulder. Morgan Freeman was, as usual, bigger than life. Kevin Kline is always a joy to watch I've never forgotten his roll in A Fish Called Wanda! . And last, but certainly not least, Michael Douglas was spot on with his depiction of a person resisting the aging <more>
process. If you think this movie is not perfect, you are probably too young to appreciate getting older. Buy the movie and hang on to it until you are in your 60's...you will appreciate it then, for sure! All in all, if you want to feel good, really good, after seeing this movie head out the door today and enjoy the ride!
Wonderful Movie. Laughed the whole way through. (by thevandy)
Wonderful Movie. Laughed the whole way through. Way better than TheHang over. A Must See. Take your wife or friend they'll Love it. Kline, Douglas ,Morgan Freeman,and De Niro -- What a crew. The 2000's Rat Pack. We are all still the quoting the movie lines. Not just for the older audiences. I saw many young college students laughing there butts off. Smooth story with frequent laughs. If a critic rated this Bad, I will not give heed to another of his or her reviews. By the way: Mary Steenburgen is beautiful. Last Vegas is an entertaining movie with a lot of truthfulness, and it gives <more>
all of its actors - all legends and Oscar winners - real moments to dig in and play something amazing .
Very funny and new way of looking at the wild city of Vegas (by jasoncourcy)
This Movie was awesome from start to finish. Anyone who compares it to hangover is being incredibly ignorant and hasn't thought it through at all. If you think its kinda like hangover THAT'S BECAUSE ITS IN VEGAS and partying is the theme of the city. They definitely though of a new and extremely entertaining way of looking at the wild life in Vegas. Hangover was a violent story about waking up, not knowing what happened and figuring out as you go. Last Vegas is much less extreme but hysterical movie about a bunch of old timers and how they deal with the wildness of Vegas. It also <more>
throws in a love triangle into the mix in a creative way. I loved it!
This is a straight up comedy and full of great one-liners. Saw Last Vegas as a free pre-screening full house with applause at the end this evening and originally had just planned to wait for the DVD. Thought that it would be another half baked comedy. I was wrong. It's definitely worth the price of your large drink and tub of popcorn.There is a message to this movie: life your life to the fullest and don't be afraid to get old. Of course, it's easy when your those four great actors. Freeman, Douglas, Kline, and De Niro give one of the best ensemble performances in a movie that <more>
I've seen in a while. Everyone plays well against each other. These guys must have enjoyed working together, because it shows. Good casting and chemistry.Decent story and writing; some predictable moments that are elevated to another level are pulled of because some things done or said that were surprising. You'll know when you see it.Mary Steenburgen is wonderful. Still a lovely woman and her character adds a dose of "heart" when it's needed. A terrific performance from her as well. Just the right kind of singing voice for the part.Pacing was perfect. I didn't feel like I'd been siting in a cinema for very long. Score was well done good job, Mark Mothersbaugh! and enjoyed the cinematography, too. Big moments were spectacular and the little moments intimate.If I could rate this, I'd give it a solid 9/10.
Four childhood friends who where like a good old gang back in the day, now 58 years later they all Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, and Kevin Kline have grown apart and living separate lives, and all pushing 70. But get a call to go to Las Vegas, for a friends engagement. Will these four old friends have the time of there lives?All the great actors here have great chemistry and appears to be having fun being in the film together. The Las Vegas setting is awesome, and seems to take on a life of it's own. It was also very funny seeing the adventure and misadventure these <more>
guys get themselves into. It's also quite heartwarming, an enjoyable film for men and women.
Perfection! an understatement, to describe this movie, where four legends pull off their best comic performances of their lives, Freeman just showed his class, a true solid performer,so were Kline, De Niro and Douglas.It was quick, Outstandingly funny. Their chemistry was superb, i don't see any other set of actors play their roles as perfect as these guys!This Movie is a perfect 10, However i rate it 9 for it being short. Yes it might sound Phony. But trust me, it was so good, that 100 minutes weren't enough. Apart from the comedy, it has a wonderful lesson behind it. This movie <more>
makes you feel connected, makes you appreciate and value life.You only live once.
Now this is the sort of movie Hollywood should be making! All the talent in these older actors and actresses and it's being wasted by far too many tasteless, unfunny, crude movies that you either do not want to see, or if you are foolish enough to be roped into attending, you regret with every inch of your soul. In this one, each and every part was cast to perfection. A plot that made sense, fully fleshed out characters you like, and just fun, fun, fun. Tell you, there were more people in the matinée my friends and I went to see than for any movie we can remember seeing in a long time. <more>
And all of us left the show smiling. This one is a keeper. Would actually love to see a sequel to this, set a year or so ahead. I can think of several older actors/actresses to be in the film, in addition to these delightful players. I'm hoping Hollywood is paying attention. Sometimes they do it right and use the real talent. The Best Oriental Marigold Hotel was one. Quartet was one. I could name a few more, too. And this is one. Looking for a nice break in some of the bleak stuff being offered? Here it is!
Old guys, getting older and fighting it every step of the way. (by ddam0767)
With this "A" list of actors how can you go wrong in plunking down a couple bucks and forget about life for awhile. All the crap that is being put in movie theaters and being pushed off as movies -- this is a movie you can feel good about and laugh at. Baby Boomers will like this movie. It pushes a lot of memory buttons. Good actors pull it off without a hitch. They take you by the hand and show you that growing older is not an option but growing old is -- there is nothing as comforting to the soul as old friends -- and new love cannot replace mature love. This movie also gives <more>
women a glimpse into struggles men have in getting older. Watch with a discerning eye and enjoy storytelling that makes you laugh and appreciate life all the more. Way to go Hollywood-- you finally got one right.
Douglas,De Niro,Freeman and Kline Are Simply Having Fun (by Desertman84)
Last Vegas is a comedy that features an ensemble cast of four legendary actors namely:Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline.It is about four old men who have been friends for close to sixty years who decide to throw a bachelor party for the only one of them who has remained single that is planning to get married.Mary Streenburgen co-stars.It was directed by Jon Turteltaub.Despite of its tag line that states "It is going to be legendary",it is definitely far from it.The Academy Award winning actors are obviously working for a paycheck and having fun being <more>
together in the set.Nothing more.The comedic scenes barely would elicit laughter to the viewer. One positive thing about it though is that they try to make do of what the material offers to make sure that it is far from being one bad movie.With regards to the performances,there is nothing really worth mentioning except the fact that the actors are definitely having fun with their characters.As for the screenplay,it was more like of a get together among old friends who celebrate their friendship of being together.As for the themes of unresolved issues,old age and friendship, it presents nothing original and it is obviously clichéd and predictable.Overall,it is basically a movie about four old men having great time together at Las Vegas.