#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Because his wife left him and took his son with her, screenwriter Ben Sanderson has started drinking, a lot. He’s getting more and more isolated and he troubles women in bars because he wants to have sex with them. When he gets fired, he decides to leave everything behind and move to Las Vegas and drink himself to death. In Las Vegas he meets Sera, a prostitute with some problems as well who he moves in with.
Plot: Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.
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Leaving Las Vegas is a brilliant film. Nicolas Cage in the first 10 minutes of the film was just enough evidence that he deserved that Oscar. The chemistry between Nicolas and Elisabeth Shue elevated this film!
This is a heartbreaking movie. So much so that I found myself in tears at times just by the look of longing, and the sorrow knowing how futile it all is, between Ben (Nic Cage) and Sera (Elisabeth Shue). There’s one such scene where they’re at a food court. They seem to be in some good spirits, and Ben pulls out a little present (adorably, if just for a moment, ‘magically’ from behind her ear) and it’s a pair of earing’s. He puts them on her ear lobes and whispers something to her that is quite touching. The look between the two of them only lasts for about ten to fifteen seconds (which, in movie time, may seem long), but it speaks so much as to their twisted condition of a relationship, and how much affection Sera does feel for Ben despite everything she has to put up with with him. Still could be worse, but it certainly won’t get better, not by a long shot.
I get moved in a film, such as Mike Figgis’ Leaving Las Vegas, when the characters have genuine feelings to one another, and, perhaps, there isn’t the usual feeling that things will work out in the end. This isn’t, for recent example, Crazy Heart. There’s no telling really how Leaving Las Vegas will end, only that it will be in tragedy, for one or both of these souls. One is an ex-screenwriter (‘ex’ being at the start of the film, due to Ben’s incessant drinking) who ventures to Las Vegas because he just needs to drink himself to death. Period. He’s cashed his last checks, sold his car and burned his belongings. And yet Ben- via Cage’s genuinely fearless performance- is not completely a down-and-out case personality wise. He can have his charms, he can be with it and hip… and other times the worst drunk you’d never want to meet at a bar or a casino.
The other, Sera, is a prostitute, plain and simple, who works for a Russian fellow who treats her like s*** and, in the end, tells her to leave for good when it looks as if his own goose will be cooked by mobsters. She has little place to turn to, aside from her own turns at tricks, but she finds a connection somehow with this guy Ben. He’s a genuine article, no BS, just a guy wanting to drink and to have someone to drink with (not sex, really, though the passion waxes and wanes). Figgis follows these two on this path that is inexorable. And at the same time he never asks us to really care about these people in the kind of artificial or forced way that we might get in a more “Hollywood” movie. Often a screenwriter will be asked when writing something “What’s the obstacles your character(s) will face in the story?” In the case of Leaving Las Vegas, it’s “Is there anything left in the downward spiral?”
The film is a gorgeous, haunting feat of tragedy, as deep and involving as any film imaginable in the 90’s (maybe not quite Schindler’s List, but it’s up there). The music by Figgis himself is a great jazzy mixture of tunes, sometimes with an upbeat tempo and other times the saddest music in the world (take that Guy Madden!) And the cinematography is to die for, so to speak, as he takes his 16mm stock and gets all of the moments that matter in such dark motel rooms and shiny Las Vegas nights. Hell, there’s even a scene near the end, when Sera finally comes back to Ben after kicking him out, and in part it’s the cinematography that makes one (or rather, me), sob like a baby. This film’s got soul.
As for the acting, it’s almost untouchable when looking at not only that year of 1995, but the decade. Nicolas Cage has many bright spots in his career, but rarely did he give something as all-around well rounded as this in terms of playing the field emotionally. He can be funny, crazy, dour, tragic, even cute, and sometimes just the most happy-sad creature to walk the planet. You want to see why Nic Cage matters after years of trudging through Hollywood, come back to this as a reminder of what an intense guy this is. And Shue also hits it out of the park as the damaged but endearing Sera, who is earnest, kind, smart, but also knows that she, in a way like Ben, can’t stop what she’s started. When the two of them click on screen, you can’t turn away. Last Tango in Paris comes to mind as a comparison, and even then it’s not quite as passionate and moving.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 51 min (111 min)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Mike Figgis
Writer John O’Brien, Mike Figgis
Actors Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue, Julian Sands
Country United States
Awards Won 1 Oscar. 32 wins & 29 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo (Digital)
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Metrocolor, London, UK
Film Length 2,998 m
Negative Format 16 mm (Eastman EXR 200T 7293, EXR 500T 7298)
Cinematographic Process Super 16
Printed Film Format 35 mm (blow-up)