When Billy (Michael Douglas) decides to marry, his old friends Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Kevin Kline) take it upon themselves to throw him a typical bachelor’s party in Las Vegas, which stirs up old rivalries and sparks dreams of new lives for some of the old fellas.
Jon Turteltaub, director of the National Treasure franchise, works here with a script from Dan Fogelman (the producer and writer of Crazy, Stupid, Love.), so there’s a not-so-small sense of hope that, with this cast, there may be a way to create an engaging story that need not simply be something that deserves to be left — dead and buried — in Vegas. Opens wide Nov. 1. (PG-13) Not screened in time for review