Florida Today gave this movie one (1) star. That newspaper should find themselves another movie reviewer.
True, this is no Academy Award winner, but it is delightful, entertaining flick filled with interesting dynamics and plenty of scenes that will make you laugh out loud more than once, twice or even ten times. Yes it is silly in spots. But what more could anyone want with a fluky flick intended as a comedy?
Kevin Kline, Robert Deniro, Morgan Freeman and Michael Douglas play four old buzzards who have been friends since the age of ten. Douglas plays the rich playboy who is about to marry a girl half his age, which sets the stage for a geriatric bachelor party in – where else – Las Vegas. Each character has his own set of troubled history with relationships and family, all of which lends into the landscape of gorgeous women, partying, blundering and plenty of unexpected funny lines.
Not only does the picture offer humor, there are a number of subtle, and not-so-subtle messages brought to light about marital relationships, sexual dynamics, betrayal, integrity and the differences between lust and love.
FormerAcademy Award winner for best supporting actress, Mary Steenburgin also plays an important role in this picture as a beautiful middle-aged night club singer, who becomes entwined in the web of love and lust within the men.
Amazing that four actors who are best known for their deep and serious acting roles, can be so funny.
No Oscars in this picture. But you’ll be smiling all the way to the restaurant after it’s over.
I give it a 6 ½ out of 10, for good comedy.