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STAND UP GUYS @ Landmark, Friday, 2/1, 7:35 PM

  • The Landmark

    10850 West Pico
    Westside Pavillion
    Los Angeles, CA (map)

    34.040090 -118.428505

  • 6' tall blonde at parking validation machine who appears to be looking for someone...
  • The Movie: OK...it's another movie full of old people, and it runs the risk of being too cute, but it's impossible to ignore a film, starring three Academy Award winning actors, about those never exhaustable themes: life, love, age, and death. I am tired of scenes of older people behaving like they've never seen anything modern, like keyless ignitions (I know...I know...he's been in prison!), but I think that there may be enough at stake emotionally to make this worth trying, no matter how old you are. Take a look at the trailer and see if you agree...

    Tickets are available from Landmark's website. I'm in K1.

    Dinner before the movie will be at 6:00 PM at the Westside Tavern, just below the theaters.

    Synopsis:

    STAND UP GUYS stars Academy Award(R) winners Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin in a tough but touching action comedy as retired gangsters who reunite for one epic last night. VAL (Al Pacino) is released from prison after serving twenty-eight years for refusing to give up one of his close criminal associates. His best friend DOC (Christopher Walken) is there to pick him up, and the two soon re-team with another old pal, HIRSCH (Alan Arkin). Their bond is as strong as ever, and the three reflect on freedom lost and gained, loyalties ebbed and flowed, and days of glory gone by. And despite their age, their capacity for mayhem is still very much alive and well--bullets fly as they make a hilariously valiant effort to compensate for the decades of crime, drugs and sex they've missed. But one of the friends is keeping a dangerous secret--he's been put in an impossible quandary by a former mob boss, and his time to find an acceptable alternative is running out. As the sun rises on the guys' legendary reunion, their position becomes more and more desperate and they finally confront their past once and for all.

     

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  • Jill

    I dunno...I'll have think about this one...I'm still on saccharine overload after Quartet. Why can't old people be portrayed as normal--just old? We're all gonna be there someday.

    January 26, 2013

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