A bachelor, his buddies and a lot of booze in Las Vegas sounds like the recipe for more than one movie out of Hollywood — most notably "The Hangover" trilogy. Age the guys a couple (three? four?) decades, and you've got the twist that is "Last Vegas."
A new extended trailer for the film, starring Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro and Kevin Kline, was making the rounds on Thursday, and only needed Zach Galifianakis and a tiger to feel even more familiar.
But it's the kind of trailer that might make your dad sit up straight in his recliner, especially if he was checking the newspaper for showtimes for "Red 2."
Douglas, apparently still finding work in Vegas following his turn as Liberace in "Behind the Candelabra," stars as Billy, an older guy who's about to marry a woman who is "almost 32." Freeman (Archie), De Niro (Paddy) and Kline (Sam) are his childhood buddies, who join him in Sin City to "party like it's 1959."
Cue the slow motion shot of the four dudes walking side by side (as Redfoo's "Bring out the Bottles" blares), throw in some young ladies, add young guy Jerry Ferrara (Turtle from "Entourage") getting punched out and you're almost there. All that's left is for the guys to wake up with nasty hangovers.
"Ohhhhh," Kline moans.
Well said. "Last Vegas" opens in theaters Nov. 1.
First published July 18 2013, 12:57 PM