- 1h 30m
Four friends go to Las Vegas to win a poker game. When the friends lose, they run from a loan shark and end up in the desert.Four friends go to Las Vegas to win a poker game. When the friends lose, they run from a loan shark and end up in the desert.Four friends go to Las Vegas to win a poker game. When the friends lose, they run from a loan shark and end up in the desert.
Funny & Frightening Fun
I stumbled across this movie on Prime and thoroughly enjoyed it. I agree with the Refreshing! review by Petrino. Only thing is I give it a higher rating, 10 stars. It grabbed my attention right at the outset and held it firmly for the full 90 minutes. It starts out as a road comedy with some pretty funny goings-on and escalates gradually into twisted sci-fi desert insanity. I've seen a lot of movies like this that don't work, so it's a real achievement when you see one as good as this one is. The story is a little meandering, but I found that to be part of its charm. The actors are all quite good in situations both hilarious and horrifying. As Petrino says, you feel like you're with real people with authentic relationships, nothing's forced. The Las Vegas scenes are really quite humorous, with real threatening characters breaking up the central characters' plans. The guy that plays the youngest member of the quartet, Erik Artell as Jodie, bears a slight resemblance to Topher Grace of That 70s Show, and his clueless but imaginative innocence adds a lot of fun to the proceedings. His ideas about creating a YouTube show are pretty wild. Eddie Mui is terrific as Nick the gambler on a losing streak being heckled by his wife (for good reason). And Parry Shen and Colton Dunn as Jeremy and Dave are right in there with the action and the laughs. There's one scene in Vegas where the dung hits the fan and everybody's freaking out, but Dunn tiptoes fast through the shot with an impish expression on his face that's priceless but totally in character. Real good special visual effects too. I really liked this movie a lot and I wish the filmmakers well. I hope they make more movies. And I don't agree at all with the negative reviews here that give it low ratings. Thumbs up here! Take a chance on it.
- Apr 4, 2018
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