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ISHAN RAYCHAUDHURI | New Delhi, November 29, 2013 13:21
Tags : Las Vegas | Dan Fogleman | Jon Turtletaub | Michael Douglas | Robert De Niro | Morgan Freeman | Kevin Kline |

Las Vegas is the story of four old buddies reuniting in Las Vegas. It's what you might call "low-impact" comedy. There's really nothing to it except sentimental value.


Written by Dan Fogleman and directed by Jon Turtletaub (National Treasure), it features some old pros who know their stuff so well that it might be the easiest acting they have done in a long time.


Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline play the lovable old buddies who remember Las Vegas of a different era. The longest bachelor of the group is getting married and it’s time for his bachelor’s party. That is the premise of the film and it doesn’t have any surprises.


In Las Vegas it’s all about luxury, great food and swanky entertainment. It almost feels like it is a tourism ad for Las Vegas. The film's geography-based product placement is over-the-top.


The friends do what you do in Vegas: they gamble; they have nice meals; they walk around and take in the sights; they bicker, sometimes amusingly, sometimes tiresomely.


This is a fantasy film for the older generation. It could have been a minor classic had the script tried to create detailed comic personalities, but Last Vegas isn’t interested in trying that hard.


Do not imagine it to be a boring film by any means. It is simply a film you will start forgetting as soon as you exit the theater, but you won’t dislike the film for it.

Director: Jon Turtletaub

Cast: Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline


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