Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

R   |    |  Drama, Romance


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Ben Sanderson, a Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his alcoholism, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.


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  • Elisabeth Shue and Mike Figgis in Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
  • Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue in Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
  • Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue in Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
  • Nicolas Cage in Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
  • Elisabeth Shue and Mike Figgis in Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
  • Elisabeth Shue and Julian Sands in Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

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3 May 2003 | jguz58
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| Amazing, and gritty performances
It's not a movie I could bear to watch very often, because it's sad to see people destroy themselves. But Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue are riveting to watch here. As a person who has a past involvement in alcohol and substance abuse, I found Cage's performance especially compelling, and after watching him in this one, I am sure glad that lifestyle is behind me!

The chemistry between these two is really great, two people that need each other in different ways, trying to cope with how screwed up their lives have become. Very real performances, if you're faint-of-heart be ready for some strong words, and not just obscenities. Wow! They really lay it on the line. Great performances by two of my favorites.

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