Stand up Guys

Stand up Guys 𝐝𝐒 π…π’π¬π‘πžπ« π’π­πžπ―πžπ§π¬ (𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟐)

Val, after spending 28 years in prison for killing the son of a local boss, is released and reunites with his old friends, Doc and Hirsch.

Quote.

“These are things that carry consequences… we are the consequences!”

(Val)

Three Wise Men.

Chronological age, it is known, for many represents only a number, a convention.

So it’s never too late to live one last night, in the company of old colleagues.

A night where time seems to stretch to infinity, where every second makes its presence felt.

And everything seems to proceed calmly, amidst the fond memories of bygone days of glory and reflections on regaining freedom, but also in the renewed sense of friendship that binds the characters.

However, there is a terrible secret guarded by Doc that will force the three to come to terms, definitively, with their own past.

All this, just as the dawn of a new day finally seems to arrive…

Considerations.

Fisher Stevens directs this film with very twilight tones, with forays into comedy, and entrusts it to three Hollywood heavyweights.

And it is precisely the presence of Pacino, Walken, and Arkin that sustains and, together, justifies the project.

A film that, ultimately, can be seen as a sort of parody of past gangster movies, or even as its tombstone.

In “Stand up Guys,” the protagonists find themselves engaged in all those actions that characterized their lives when they were younger.

Despite their advanced age, we see them dealing with flying bullets, thefts of medicines and cars, and intentions of revenge.

Not to mention the grotesque incursions into the brothel.

“Stand up Guys” is a film that flows lightly, with an irregular pace, without glory or disgrace, but worthy of a watch.


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