The target age group for this movie is the 40+. The younger set would find Stand Up Guys slow and tedious. I’m in the 60+ age group and I loved it. When you have Walken, Pacino and Arkin together it’s going to be a hit in my book. These guys can take any script, put their spin on it, and make you laugh, cry or sit on the edge of your seat.
There was a little action befitting three guys age 65+ without looking cheesy or overdone. However, the movie focused on the characters and their relationships which provided plenty of laughs and a few tender moments.
Alan Arkin didn’t have a lot of screen time but he added just the right ingredient to make the movie sparkle.
The ending was pulled right out of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and made me leave the theater with a big smile on my face.
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