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“Leaving Las Vegas” is not a movie, it’s a film.

Movie Poster for Leaving Las Vegas starring Nicholas Cage and Elisabeth Shue

Movie Poster for Leaving Las Vegas starring Nicholas Cage and Elisabeth Shue

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.

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I have to admit a bias:  I hate movies that make fun of the South.  My take is this:  Movies (and television shows) are produced on the East Coast (New York) and the West coast (Los Angeles).

Movie Poster for My Cousin Vinny

Movie Poster for My Cousin Vinny

Since most people don’t find pleasure in making fun of themselves, the East Coast and West Coast collectively look for someone else for their comic relief.  The South is an easy target.  (So is the Midwest, but I don’t live in the Midwest… so those are kinda funny).  (joke).

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