Hey, young guys are not the only ones who can get drunk, high, and cause disorderly conduct. When it was announced that Christopher Walken, Al Pacino, and Alan Arkin would star in Fisher Stevens’ Stand Up Guys, a lot of people thought it just be the Hangover but with senior citizens. But the trailer shows us something that’s surprisingly unexpected.
Check out the trailer here below.
Walken, Pacino, and Arkin all star in Stand Up Guys, a film where Val (Pacino) reunites with his old pals Doc (Walken) and Hirsch (Arkin) to go an all-out bender which includes drinking, hard drugs, sexual encounters, and grand theft auto. The twist is that Doc has been hired to kill Val, and Val knows it.
Having the target know that a hit has been put out on him and him accepting his fate puts a nice spin on things, especially in a movie like this. At first I really thought this was just a Hangover remix. But Stand Up Guys has hints of redemption, acceptance, and a few more themes that give it some heart.
I honestly think that this will be the film that brings Pacino back to his greatness. Considering his last huge role was in Jack and Jill, this sudden turn around in his career is welcome. Stand Up Guys opens in theaters on January 11, 2013. So are you interested?
Here’s the official synopsis:
Val is released from prison after serving twenty-eight years for refusing to give up one of his close criminal associates. His best friend Doc is there to pick him up, and the two soon re-team with another old pal, Hirsch. Their bond is as strong as ever, and the three reflect on freedom lost and gained, loyalties ebbed and flowed, and days of glory gone by. And despite their age, their capacity for mayhem is still very much alive and well – bullets fly as they make a hilariously valiant effort to compensate for the decades of crime, drugs and sex they’ve missed. But one of the friends is keeping a dangerous secret- he’s been put in an impossible quandary by a former mob boss, and his time to find an acceptable alternative is running out. As the sun rises on the guys’ legendary reunion, their position becomes more and more desperate and they finally confront their past once and for all.