“Leaving Las Vegas” is not a movie, it’s a film.
The movie stars Nicholas Cage as an alcoholic who has, quite literally, moved to Las Vegas to drink himself to death.
Elisabeth Shue stars as a prostitute who lives in Las Vegas on the good graces and cruelty of the men she meets.
The two characters pair up in a destruction spiral that is both graphic and emotional.
“Leaving Las Vegas” is a wonderful movie about when hope is exhausted, and, what remains is the self destructive deterioration of the human spirit and, eventually, the human body.
The movie is not for everyone.
Elisabeth Shue first got my attention as the young actress wearing pastels without a care in the world in the feel good movie, “The Karate Kid”.
She shows maturity and range in “Leaving Las Vegas”.
If you need help with an alcohol problem, consider getting counseling. Do it for yourself, do it for a loved one, do it for a friend, or do it for a glimpse of the future you may sometimes see, if only in passing.
For an article on DWI counseling, visit Louisiana DWI Lawyers website.
Wherever you live, there are people standing ready to help, and not to judge.
There are also factors to consider if you need a DWI lawyer.