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Total Film | Last Vegas Review

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Shuffling in the footsteps of such ‘grey pound’ extravaganzas as the Expendables and RED movies, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Mamma Mia! and The Iron Lady, comes an old-aged riff on the Hangover series starring Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas and Kevin Kline as a wrinkled wolf pack.

And surprisingly, it’s nowhere near as feeble as you might expect.

What could easily have induced more winces than grandpa climbing out of a La-Z-Boy instead merits consistent chuckles thanks to the stars’ easy chemistry, Mary Steenburgen’s lovely turn as a lounge singer who’s a woman to our leads’ boys, and an unexpected amount of heart.

Most crucial of all is the script’s eagerness to undercut any and all male posturing – thereby allowing us to watch the guys hit on women young enough to be their granddaughters without reaching for the sick bucket.

In fact, by the time they’ve finally grown up while simultaneously locating a newfound zest for life, we might even be ready for a sequel: Last Last Vegas, anyone?

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