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Bettie's Box Office: Last Vegas Review

Updated: Friday, November 1 2013, 05:57 PM CDT

Bettie's Box Office: Last Vegas Review

First things first: Last Vegas is not The Hangover for old people. Instead, it's a nicely written, sometimes touching coming-of-old-age story packed with a powerhouse cast. 

Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline play lifelong friends in their sixties. When Billy (Douglas) announces that he's marrying a woman half his age, they decide to reunite in Sin City and "party like it's 1959." 

They check into the hotel lugging some emotional baggage and quickly recognize they're not in their element around the young, hip Vegas party crowd. The script pokes fun at the generational divide but never gets too mean-spirited or raunchy. 

I have to admit that I had very low expectations for Last Vegas. Lately, big-name actors have been phoning it in for lots of cash and few laughs. While there won't be any Academy Award nominations here, I feel like all the actors brought at least their "B" game. 

This comedy is best suited for "mature" tastes. If you're 40 or older you'll probably think this is a good matinee. If you're younger, wait for the DVD. 

Last Vegas is rated PG-13 for sexual content and language.

By Bettie Cross

Bettie's Box Office: Last Vegas Review

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