LEAVING LAS VEGAS
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|Contributor||Julian Sands, Richard Lewis, Elisabeth Shue, Nicholas Cage, Mike Figgis|
The story of Ben (Nicholas Cage), a burnt-out alcoholic who gets fired from his production studio and decides to go to Las Vegas on a mission: to drink himself to death. In the city where the bars never close, he meets Sera (Elisabeth Shue), a young prostitute on the run from her former pimp. These two unlikely souls form a unique bond that will profoundly change them forever. What follows is a heart-wrenching portrayal of sacrifice and unconditional love.
- Product dimensions : 19 x 13.6 x 1.6 cm; 80 Grams
- Director : Mike Figgis
- Media Format : PAL
- Release date : 4 March 2020
- Actors : Nicholas Cage, Julian Sands, Richard Lewis, Elisabeth Shue
- Studio : Shock Records
- ASIN : B0849T1L5W
- Country of origin : Australia
- Best Sellers Rank: 16,077 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Leaving Las Vegas has many warnings of how alcohol can
dominate a life. Can make someone self destruct and fall from
Nicolas Cage gives a fine performance as the man who goes to
the bright and dazzling arena of Las Vegas to drink himself into
the grave. The situations the character finds himself in are all trademark,
alcoholic experiences. Becoming lost and embarrising to in public bars. To
being washed up and alone in a swanky hotel.
The fact that the character Cage plays so well meets and becomes emotionally
involved with a lady who is all part of the Las Vegas scene at first seems a positive
move. But the drink does not leave any good future tidings for Mr Cage's character,
and any relationship which develops soon hits the rocks.
A Fine Film and some excellent acting.
Craig : >
Leaving Las Vegas is alcoholism extradonaire, pain, isolation and honesty, two people caught up in waves of self destruction.
Ironically the author, John O'Brien committed suicide in 1994 just weeks after selling the movie rights. The film was a semi-autobiographical story. Director Mike Figgis completed the film as a tribute.
A powerful and emotional film 9/10.