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Parents' Guide to

Last Vegas

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Old timers' The Hangover with plenty of heart.

Movie PG-13 2013 104 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 10+

last vegas

Best movie ever

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 16+

Not explicit, but too much adult content for children

Besides being pretty boring, the movie contains too much objectionable material for children. None of it is explicit, but the consistent undercurrent of this movie is that we're here to have selfish fun, no matter who we hurt, and in disregard for any consequences of that behavior later on: 1. Plenty of alcohol is consumed during adult partying. 2. A much younger woman is marrying a rich 32-year-older man for his money. 3. One of the men's wives gives him approval to commit adultry at the bachelor party in Vegas. 4. The main character, the older man about to be married, chases after another woman in Vegas at his bachelor party. 5. There is a small part with female nudity, and since this is four guys on a bachelor party trip, there is significant dialog that objectifies women as sex objects. 6. There is the normal crude and profane language common in adult films.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (8 ):

What a joy it is to see this fantastic foursome together onscreen in a film that explores, albeit with a light touch, the vagaries of aging and the burdens and joys of friendship through the years. It's fun, it's silly, it's The Hangover four decades later -- without the uber-crass parts.

But is it original? The answer will have to be no, since there are no new insights in this deft, but fairly standard, buddy comedy. Had the casting been more unconventional -- say, De Niro as the suave, successful Hollywood guy instead of the crabby Brooklynite he plays, or even Freeman, for that matter -- Last Vegas would've been more memorable. If it had any other epiphanies besides that long friendships are rare and valuable, and long, solid marriages, too, even more so. Prepare to see it for the actors, but not for any refreshing perspectives.

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