Saturday, May 10, 2014

Late Last Night (1999)

Synopsis: Emilio Estevez gets into deep trouble in the wee hours of the morning. Oh wait – that’s the Synopsis for Judgement Night.... which is a much better movie, by the way.

Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “Somewhere between the break up and the break of dawn, Dan found himself somewhere...”

What Did I Learn?: “The ultimate act of the taming of nature is eating a cow in a styrofoam container underneath neon arches.”

Really?: I could ask how Dan and Jeff somehow bypass the line at the trendiest club in town, or just how much cashola Dan is carrying in his wallet (he always seems to buy his way out of trouble), but no – I think a better concern is this: if Jeff is an imaginary friend (and it’s strongly suggested that’s the case) who Dan mistakes for a real person, forget about getting back together with his wife, this guy needs professional help.

Rating: I wanted to like Late Last Night – from the VHS package, it looks like a madcap rip-off of Swingers, starring Charlie Sheen’s saner, and more likeable brother. The movie starts out well, but quickly becomes a mess – strippers fall through glass tables, Emilio shouts a lot, our hero gets propositioned by a cross-dressing hooker, and... none of it is terribly funny or clever. I cannot recommend this movie. 4.5/10 stars.

Would it Work For a Bad Movie Night?: Maybe – take a drink every time Dan remembers that last fight with his wife before he storms out. We see that scene a LOT.

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