The Last Laugh
The Last Laugh (2019)

When retired talent manager Al Hart is reunited with his first client, Buddy Green, a comic who quit show business 50 years ago, he convinces Buddy to escape their retirement community and hit the road for a cross-country comedy tour.

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
DVD Release Date: January 11, 2019
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Chevy Chase and Richard Dreyfuss are a sight for sore eyes, but they unfortunately do not get The Last Laugh in a generic buddy comedy that never musters any jokes worthy of their comedic chops.

Jason Bailey
New York Times

The picture's single saving grace is Chase's co-star Dreyfuss, who deploys all of his considerable charisma. He shines, but not brightly enough to bring this moribund project to life.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

The film has too many weak points to recommend immediately adding to your queue, but off the strength of Dreyfuss' performance, it's worth checking out.

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Brian Orndorf

There's a certain level of breeziness that's worth a sit, especially for anyone who's lost their faith in Chase and Dreyfuss in recent years.

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Keith Uhlich
Hollywood Reporter

Would that there was a first laugh.

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Simon Foster

[With] comedy talent like Chase (his most understated and likable in years) and Dreyfuss...working every inch of the frame, the result is more sweet sentiment and hearty guffaws than the material often deserves.

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Alci Rengifo
Entertainment Voice

With Chase and Dreyfuss's classic talents, this could have been quite the romp. Instead we get poor jokes delivered by two masters. It's too less of a good thing.

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Adam Mock
Film Inquiry

The Last Laugh tries its best to tell a sweet tale about growing old with dignity and never giving up on your true self. The film is a mild recommendation for the right audience.

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Barbara Shulgasser
Common Sense Media

Senior-citizen buddy comedy has salty language, sex.

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Eddie Strait
The Daily Dot

Not only is the material bad, but it feels like Chase and Dreyfuss know it, as they fail to jazz up the story or their characters at all.

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