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Last Vegas Review

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2.0

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  • 3.0
    53

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 50

    out of 100

    Variety Scott Foundas

    A smattering of funny gags and the nostalgia value of the cast — none of whom, curiously, have ever shared the screen before — keeps the whole thing more watchable than it has any right to be.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    After a while, you truly start to see the formula gears churning, but given that, it helps to have an actress like Mary Steenburgen, who at 60 still possesses an amazing glow, as well as a snappier comic timing than ever.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    Although formulaic in design and programmed to meet its quota of laughs, the film makes a point of going beyond basic expectations into some legitimate aspects of mature friendships without getting soggy about it.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 14+

Old timers' The Hangover with plenty of heart.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Last Vegas features four lifelong pals who reconnect during a drink-filled bachelor weekend in Las Vegas. There's plenty of wild parties, trips to nightclubs, and even a bikini contest, all well-lubricated with lots of liquor. Expect some swearing, as well as many, many scenes with women in very scanty outfits, though no actual nudity. At the heart of the film is a sweet story about friendship and the definition of true love.

  • Families can talk about the lifelong relationships between the four main characters. Why are some of them angry at each other? How do friendships change over time? Who is your oldest friend?
  • What messages does the movie send about alcohol and drinking? How would the story have been different if no one drank?
  • How would this movie have been different if the four friends were female?

The good stuff
  • message true4

    Messages: Friendship and loyalty are what can get you through life, and the four main characters in this film have been pals for close to 60 years. Even when they are justifiably angry with each other, they can't forget their history, and recognize that this kind of longtime relationship sustains them all.

  • rolemodels true1

    Role models: The four main characters all have some growing up to do, including a married man who's tempted to cheat, a grieving widower who must learn to enjoy life again, and a lifelong bachelor who needs to figure out why he's never been willing to commit.

What to watch for
  • violence false2

    Violence: An angry woman slaps her boyfriend during a heated and emotional argument. A teenage boy punches an older bully. Later, an older man punches a twenty-something bully.

  • sex false2

    Sex: Numerous scenes featuring gratuitous shots of scantily clad women, in their underwear, in bikinis, in short dresses and revealing tops. Some suggestive flirting. One character's wife gives him a condom and a "free pass" for the weekend. He is tempted to cheat on her with a younger woman who undresses and kisses him; no body parts are visible. A couple is shown in bed, under the covers, relaxing after having sex. 

  • language false3

    Language: Moderate swearing, including "ass," "s--t," "damn," "balls," "p---k," "--sshole," and one well-timed "f--k."

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: The Aria hotel in Las Vegas in the main setting in the film. It's mentioned by name many times, and numerous scenes feature its logo and other branded images. Southwest Airlines gets prominent placement in two airport scenes. Many other Las Vegas casinos make brief appearances when the film shows street scenes. A few well-known alcoholic drinks get screen time, including Stella Artois beer and Grey Goose vodka.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: The main characters frequently drink while relaxing or at parties. Nightclub and party scenes feature many people drinking and show bars covered with bottles of liquor. The scenes suggest that drinking heavily is a major part of an enjoyable night, though one character later blames his rude and inconsiderate behavior on having too much to drink.

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