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The Last Laugh - I Was Barely Laughing

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Submitted by Bethany on Mon, 01/14/2019 - 07:38

The other night we were searching for a movie to watch on Netflix and Joel picked The Little Hours - a star-packed comedy with Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Dave Franco, John C. Reilly and more. Unfortunately, we only made it about 45 minutes into that movie. The main humor seemed to come from women dressed as nuns cursing like sailors and generally acting like spoiled brats - let's just say it wasn't our kind of humor. 

So back to Netflix we went and settled on The Last Laugh - another star-studded comedy with Chevy Chase, Richard Dreyfuss, and Andie McDowell. In this film Dreyfuss plays Buddy Green, a comic who changed careers right before he hit it big, and Chase plays Al Hart, his manager from back in the day. When the two reunite in a retirement community, they decide to take Buddy's show back on the road as the ultimate comeback story. 

What follows is some typical road trip shenanigans, meeting a girl, and some family drama thrown in for good measure. I laughed a few times, I didn't even come close to tearing up at the supposed to be emotional moments, and overall the movie was basically a "meh" for me. 

Overall, it's not Chevy Chase's best work, and I found the Andie McDowell character to be annoying. Dreyfuss was great in his role but I don't think he was given enough real heart or character to work with. If you want a low-key comedy to watch half-heartedly this one is a great choice, but if you really want to laugh there are much better movies out there!