Stand Up Guys – The STiXXclusive Review

Your best friend just got out of prison, and he’s a free man, but with a price. What would you do if you had to kill him within 24 hours or a little less than that? It’s either his life or yours, which will eventually be both if you don’t proceed. So, knowing that your friend who just got out of prison has X amount of hours to live, what would you do? Live out your wildest dreams that you can manage, and enjoy it with the people you care about the most.

This movie, I happened to just stumble across while looking for a 2nd movie to watch on my self-imposed Double Feature day. Christopher Walken, Al Pacino, and Alan Arkin play 3 old, long time friends, and they go out for one last time together to commemorate their friendship. No one knows how it’s going to end, but when you’ve lived so much life and you have all of those memories, you know it’s going to end, and what better way to go out? There’s always a catch to these things, and when you’ve been in the debt of someone for almost 3 decades, you have to pay the price. What if you’re the friend that realizes that killing your best friend is a big mistake? How would you be able to look him (or her) in the eyes knowing that it’s going to be the last time you see them? It’s a daunting task to have to bear with.

The cross between these three legendary actors is that they all have their sarcasm and naturally effortless humour to make this a serious, but at the same time, a light-hearted movie. It’s about friends really seeing for themselves just who they are in their darkest hour. It’s about letting yourself know that the truth will set you free and allow you to be at peace. Old men are senile and everything and anything is said off their heads because they just have that mindset that they can say and do whatever because they’ve been through it all. It was a fun movie – one that provided entertainment and some enlightenment. The purpose of being a stand-up guy is one that takes charge when something needs to be done in order to meet the satisfaction of others. To be the strong force that others couldn’t, but it also means to metaphorically ‘stand up’ for yourself and defend the fact that you can change your course in history and push back your fate – even if it’s for a little while. This is one of those movies you won’t hear much about, but it’s a great movie. Watch it if you can, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. But, for now, this is my opinion, this is my review

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