05 June 2008

Leaving Las Vegas

A romantic drama chronicling the descent of a man into the depths of a chemical dependency. As usual, there would be the presence of a male fantasy in the form of a caring and listening barbie doll, witness Pretty Woman and Lost in Translation, thus turning this into another overhyped and overrated middle-aged wish fulfilment fantasy with some blues and such in the background. Highly clich├ęd. Elizabeth Shue put on a credible performance while Cage simply played himself. Much ado over very little. Weak plot, non-existent characterisation. 5/10.

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