May 30, 2023

Last Vegas is an emotional rollercoaster that will have you laughing one second and wiping away a tear the next. The movie follows four best friends in their late 60s and their spontaneous weekend trip to Las Vegas for a bachelor party.
The movie, which was directed by Jon Turteltaub, was released on Nov. 1, and fronts some of the best actors in the business. Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline are the faces of the childhood friends who break free of their regular lives and seek a last hurrah in Sin City. The movie clearly resembles The Hangover, and could easily be one of its sequels 30 years down the line. The movie is clearly directed at an older audience, as it showcases the funny and sad realities of aging.
Last Vegas was fun and heartfelt. Although the actors’ appearances might have filled the theatre seats, it was the real life problems that resonated with the audience. Although it had its comedic moments, the self-realizations that each character individually finds at the end of the movie is endearing.
Though movie critics deemed the film too predictable, audiences liked it. On the weekend of its release it brought in $16 million at the box office, ranking it third behind Ender’s Game and Bad Grandpa. Last Vegas is a good, life comedy. It won’t be winning a Golden Globe, but it is a decent movie to watch if you need a little pick-me-up.
I give it three out of five stars.