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