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"STAND UP GUYS"
(2013) (Al Pacino, Christopher Walken) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Moderate
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking Moderate
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Extreme
Violence Heavy


QUICK TAKE:
Dramedy: A retired criminal spends time with his best friend, freshly released from prison, while contemplating his orders to kill him before 10 a.m. the next day.
PLOT:
Doc (CHRISTOPHER WALKEN) is a retired criminal who now spends most of his time painting and otherwise leading an uneventful life, including having breakfast every day at the same diner where he's struck up a friendship with a young waitress, Alex (ADDISON TIMLIN). Today is different, though, as his best friend and former criminal partner, Val (AL PACINO), is being released from prison after serving a 28-year sentence. But Doc has been given orders from crime boss Claphands (MARK MARGOLIS) to kill Val in response to the boss's adult son dying during a botched job with him.

Val knows it's coming and thus wants to spend his last day living it up, including a trip to the local brothel run by Wendy (LUCY PUNCH). Too much Viagra, however, results in an emergency room visit where the attending physician, Nina (JULIANNA MARGULIES), just so happens to be the daughter of the third man in their former criminal trio, Richard Hirsch (ALAN ARKIN), who now resides in a nursing home. Wanting to relive their old times, Doc and Val steal a car and bust Hirsch out, only to discover a bound and gagged rape victim, Sylvia (VANESSA FERLITO), in the trunk of the stolen car.

Considering themselves stand up guys, they go to get revenge on those responsible and enjoy their return to form. But with Doc facing a 10 a.m. deadline to kill his best friend, it would appear Val's time is running out. That is, unless they can come up with another plan.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Unless they're a fan of someone in the cast, it doesn't seem too likely.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For language, sexual content, violence and brief drug use.


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