Honeymoon in Vegas
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Andrew Bergman. 1992. 96 mins. 35mm. With James Caan, Nicolas Cage, Sarah Jessica Parker, Pat Morita, Anne Bancroft, Peter Boyle. In this early ‘90s box office hit, James Caan sends up his own tough guy mystique by playing a morally corrupt middle-aged Vegas tycoon who secures a weekend away with a beautiful young woman (Sarah Jessica Parker) as collateral for her boyfriend’s gambling debt. Neither Caan’s musty extravagance nor Nicolas Cage’s shambling commitment-phobe seem especially worthy of Parker, offering a fertile ground for hilariously doomed attempts at seduction. Events crescendo with an absurd and excessive finale, replete with an aerial attack of Elvis impersonators that manages to live up to Sin City itself.
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