Film Review: Last Vegas


Title: Last Vegas
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Stars: Morgan Freeman, Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas, Kevin Kline
Genre: Comedy

I honestly did not know that it was going to be a comedy when I saw the poster at the cinema few weeks ago. I decided I was going to watch this film because of the list of big stars there. And, of course, as a big fan of Morgan Freeman, I wouldn’t want to miss his performance.

I thought it was going to be a gangster or a crime drama. Nope, it was a comedy.

Uhm… Okay.

The storyline was pretty generic, however I must say that I did not expect the little twist in that changed the plot in my head a little bit. It is indeed not a heavy full of surprise kind of crime drama as what I expected but it is a light and a very funny film that in the end has entertained me so much. I must say, although it wasn’t what I thought it was, I enjoyed the whole film.

This is why.

I believe that these four experienced actors have made a lot of difference in this film. Instead of making an oldie version of hangover, these four gentlemen has brought the glam of Las Vegas to a different level of comedy. It is funny in the right moment and in the best way it could be brought to us.

I love it.

And, I would love you to watch it. All of you. Especially the Indonesian comedian who thought that being funny means being physically abusive, or verbally nasty. This is the kind of acting skill that you need to learn. And maybe the story writer too…

This film proves that it doesn’t have to be absurdly weird to make a film feels original. It just need a few original lines that has never been taught by other writers before. It takes a lot of creativity to make an ordinary story extraordinary.

I recommend this film to everyone, like I said, and I would rate this film 9/10. Because it is not a crime drama.


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