Four friends – Sam, Archie, Bills and Paddy – are on friendly terms already more than half a century. Now each of them does not wish to be reconciled with the age: one tries to look younger and banters at the neighbors pensioners, the second diligently avoids care of excessively attentive son, the third turns aside from claims of the procuress. Most intolerant of the four even intends to marry the beauty who is twice younger than it! Friends go to Vegas to remember ancient times and to go into a bachelor party which would be remembered for many years, but the world already at all that was at the time of their youth. Old men should be overcome for a place in the sun of Vegas.
Shooting within two weeks was conducted in the most significant places of Las Vegas. Casinos got to a shot "Stratosphere", "Belladzhio" and "Mirage"
Hollywood is sick in recent years with passion to the projects overflowed with stars. Such "motley crews" can pour out in almanacs like «Real love», in grandiose statements like "Potteriana" or in nostalgic small parties "Uncontrollable". Marketingovo this course is almost faultless – the viewer one surname from a poster and if favourite actors there it will appear two will hook at least, on that, consider, the devoted admirer in a cinema already involved. And dissatisfied with such film does not happen too much, on stars admired, as they say, «though were warmed» …
Actors of the show "Zarkan" of Circus based in the vegassky ARIA complex du Soley became heroes of several bright episodes of a picture
Long ago the directors who have experienced such "counter", unfortunately, consider now the work executed at an attraction stage in the project of stars. And further – as will drive. "Pepper" – such type of the film. Who at us in star structure? Michael Duglas? O-o-o-o! Robert De Niro? U-u-u-u! Morgan Friman? Е – е – e-e! Kevin Klein? A-a-a-a! Six "Oscars" and nine nominations on four! Whether it is necessary to think of something more important, than in what order names of stars to arrange on a poster? Actually costed, because the scenario – the weakest place of the film is frank.
To that Dan Fogelman composed, the screenwriter of "Wheelbarrows" and "Rapunzel", most of all and approaches definition "pensionersky". It is clear, what the definite purpose to show as old men, not "light" that that a present tribe, before the screenwriter lay, but whether it was necessary to do history such toothless? The drama and narrativny component of "Pepper" would fit for any insignificant comedy, but to the actors who have received the awards at all for beautiful eyes, to play in this film there is nothing.
However, tension from the weak scenario sometimes is leveled by return of actors in case they really burn with the project and play with all the heart and with the desire overflowing. «In "Pepper" there is no also it, on faces of actors the improbable fatigue appears, and Douglas and De Niro in joint scenes just do not screw up the face fastidiously at each other. All this turns viewing not into joyful rest, and in any awkward supervision over another’s troubles over which and to laugh somehow inconveniently.
Here we also approached to a comedy component. With it too everything is not so good, as could seem at first sight. The humour of a picture is constantly filled up if not in platitude, any spiteful podkhikhikivaniye over old men – that unpleasant jokes about loose-hanging breasts, gloating concerning health, negligence to respectable age. And what it for a hang-up with obsession sex of one of characters? It is clear, that the director and the screenwriter simply played four cards, at each of which the function, the color, but what they so sample? To foresee, than the history of each of pensioners will end, it is easy from the first shots from representation to public. And it with actors of such size!