(2013) (Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro) (PG-13)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Comedy: Four lifelong friends in their early 70s reunite in Las Vegas for the bachelor party of one of them who's marrying a much younger woman.
- Billy (MICHAEL DOUGLAS) is finally getting married after 70 years of bachelorhood ... and it is to Lisa (BRE BLAIR), a woman who is only 32. He couldn't be happier, and all he wants to do is have a bachelor party in Las Vegas with his three best childhood friends. Two of them are ecstatic for the break in their humdrum senior citizen existence. Archie (MORGAN FREEMAN) has moved in with his doting, constantly worried son, Ezra (MICHAEL EALY), after suffering a mild stroke months ago. Sam (KEVIN KLINE) still feels out of place ever since he and his wife, Miriam (JOANNA GLEASON), moved to an active-adult community in Florida. Miriam gives Sam the one-time opportunity to have a one-night stand in Sin City as long as he never tells her about it. Archie, meanwhile, gambles half his pension and wins big at Blackjack.
The one problem is Paddy (ROBERT De NIRO), a widower who is still reeling from the death of his wife of four decades a year earlier. He and Billy were once best friends. But ever since he failed to show at his wife's funeral and only sent flowers with an impersonal note, Paddy has wanted nothing to do with him. Sam and Archie lure Paddy to Vegas under false pretenses, and the four are soon bickering, gambling, ordering around a hotel liaison named Lonnie (ROMANY MALCO), and fooling a young hothead named Dean (JERRY FERRARA) into thinking they are Mafia bosses from back East.
Eventually, we come to learn that Paddy's wife initially picked Billy over him, but Billy rejected her knowing that Paddy would make her a better husband. The dynamic is about to play out again with a free-spirited lounge singer named Diana (MARY STEENBURGEN). Both men are drawn to her even though Paddy is still grieving for his wife and Billy is engaged to be married in a couple of days.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- Not likely. This film skews quite older than most of the movies released during the year, despite a cameo by 50 Cent and a plethora of very attractive young women featured throughout.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
- For sexual content and language.
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