“Last Vegas” Review: Douglas, Freeman, De Niro & Kline Just Having Fun

"Last Vegas" Review: Douglas, Freeman, De Niro & Kline Just Having Fun

Sometimes having fun is more important than substance when making a movie.

Disguised as a re-coming of age story for the baby boomer generation, Last Vegas plays an an advertisement bringing older people to Vegas. This creates an interesting dichotomy between a fun sin city promotion and a bromance all ages relate to. Yeah, some of the jokes are about the issues people deal with when they are older, but when you put together a group of Hollywood icons, even those on the young end of the audience spectrum don’t have an excuse to not know who they are.

Morgan Freeman (Oblivion), Robert De Niro (The Family), Michael Douglas (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps) and Kevin Kline (No Strings Attached) show that The Hangover’s wolf pack’s second and third outing has nothing on them as they party like college students in Vegas’s Aria hotel. All the stereotypes are present with Douglas preparing to marry a girl in her 20s, De Niro being his usual uptight self, Freeman doing whatever he wants, and Kline pursuing a sexual fantasy.

Last Vegas brings nothing new to the buddy comedy genre, it just does a good job of exploiting old tropes. It is much classier than The Hangover, but also very common place. A little drama, old people affairs with Mary Steenburgen (The Help), and some classic actors make this average movie a safe movie to take the family.


Critically: 4.5/10

Personally: 6.5/10

By: Jonny Havey | Editor-in-Chief


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Categories: Jonny Havey, Movies, Reviews


A few years ago I founded the companies Mile High Movie Reviews, LLC and Mile High Pictures, LLC and have decided that it is time to let it go and move to bigger and better horizons. I have always been about taking the next step, and that is why you are here. I am now the founder, CEO, Producer and Editor-in-Chief of Vlizz Entertainment and hope to lead a very talented staff to success. I’ve been passionate about film ever since I saw Peter Jackson’s “The Fellowship of the Ring” (2001) and have found a love for the creativity and the business behind the industry. I am a double major in Accounting and Film Studies and Production at the University of Denver (DU) and am applying for my MBA. I will also be working towards getting my CPA license in the next few years. I have been involved in the online entertainment journalism industry since August 2010 and am excited for how social media is paving its future. My goal is to redefine the film and entertainment industry by combining my cinematic creative passion with an extensive knowledge of business, finance and most importantly accounting.

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2 Comments on ““Last Vegas” Review: Douglas, Freeman, De Niro & Kline Just Having Fun”

  1. November 14, 2013 at 10:59 AM #

    I agree with a lot of your review. My husband and I saw it last week, as we were riding high from a recent stay in the Aria Sky Suites and thought that it would be good pick. I’m 36 and he’s 40, but we both enjoyed and related to the film.

    My biggest take-away was the dealing with aging parents. I’ve been a caregiver to several senior relatives and really related to the relationship of Morgan Freeman and his son. I think that it was a gentle reminder that although we may worry about the older people in our lives, their life is still vital and still their own to live. I could have done without a lot of the silly “old people” cliches in the film, but I still felt that it had a lot of heart. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it.

  2. Anonymous
    November 13, 2013 at 8:08 PM #

    Interesting! Some great actors!!

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