Honeymoon in Vegas

Writer-director Andrew Bergman has plenty of fun with the premise of Honeymoon in Vegas, an adult twist on Damon Runyon's Little Miss Marker. Sarah Jessica Parker is the saucy, sympathetic prize in a poker game between her divorce-detective fiance Nicolas Cage and sharkish Vegas gambler James Caan.

With:
James Caan Nicolas Cage Sarah Jessica Parker Pat Morita Anne Bancroft Peter Boyle

Writer-director Andrew Bergman has plenty of fun with the premise of Honeymoon in Vegas, an adult twist on Damon Runyon’s Little Miss Marker. Sarah Jessica Parker is the saucy, sympathetic prize in a poker game between her divorce-detective fiance Nicolas Cage and sharkish Vegas gambler James Caan.

Schoolteacher Parker has coerced N.Y. shamus Cage into marrying her, and they take a honeymoon suite at Bally’s Casino Resort during the midst of a convention of Elvis impersonators, whose presence provides hilarious running gags throughout.

In an enjoyably manic, self-kidding performance, Caan plays a thug who for a while shows an unexpectedly gentlemanly streak, putting the hapless Cage to shame. ‘If I was a medieval knight, I woulda jostled for ya,’ Caan tells Parker after winning a weekend with her in his poker game with Cage.

Parker’s natural, unforced charm and honest, strong-willed personality give the film a scintillating uncertainty after she begins taking Caan seriously. William A. Fraker’s lensing is cheesy-looking, but the Hawaiian locations compensate in this airy light entertainment.

Honeymoon in Vegas

Production: Castle Rock. Dir Andrew Bergman; Producer Mike Lobell; Screenplay Andrew Bergman; Camera William A. Fraker; Editor Barry Malkin; Music David Newman Art Dir William A. Elliott

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1992. Running time: 95 MIN.

With: James Caan Nicolas Cage Sarah Jessica Parker Pat Morita Anne Bancroft Peter Boyle

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