– The Hangover for Geezers, AARP's Animal House, Grumpy Old Oscar Winners. The implication isn't wrong, exactly. It's just that when you hire Michael Douglas, 69, Robert De Niro, 70, Morgan Freeman, 76, and Kevin Kline, 66, to deliver jokes about hemorrhoids, Lipitor and Viagra, you have the home-court advantage. Plus, the jokes are older than they are. Director Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure) has the good sense to just let the guys rip. If these old pros can't exactly make a silk purse out of Dan Fogelman's sow's ear of a script, they can sure have fun trying.
The plot involves a quartet of Brooklyn hell-raisers, known as the "Flatbush Four" in their youth, who are at risk of going gentle into that good night.