History Film / LeavingLasVegas

23rd Jan '17 12:52:26 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AwardBait: Winner for Best Actor and nominated for director, screenwriting and actress. It just so happens to be a depressing movie about an alcoholic.


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* OscarBait: Winner for Best Actor and nominated for director, screenwriting and actress. It just so happens to be a depressing movie about an alcoholic.
22nd Jan '17 10:02:34 PM Mdumas43073
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''Leaving Las Vegas'' is a 1995 film starring Creator/NicolasCage and Elizabeth Shue.

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''Leaving Las Vegas'' is a 1995 drama film starring Creator/NicolasCage and Elizabeth Elisabeth Shue.
19th Dec '16 9:56:34 AM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Deconstructed. [[spoiler:One of the frat boys loses his virginity by raping Sera.]]
28th May '16 7:10:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* AntiHero: Ben is a Type I.
* AntiVillain: Yuri is a Type II.

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* %%* AntiHero: Ben is a Type I.
* %%* AntiVillain: Yuri is a Type II.
16th May '16 9:00:50 PM DanielCase
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* {{Fauxshadow}}: The film eems to be setting the viewer up for a thriller plot or subplot, with its early chance encounters between Ben. the mobsters, and Yuri, with exposition on the latter's increasingly desperate circumstances. But then he's killed, offscreen, and that's that.

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* {{Fauxshadow}}: The film eems seems to be setting the viewer up for a thriller plot or subplot, with its early chance encounters between Ben. the mobsters, and Yuri, with exposition on the latter's increasingly desperate circumstances. But then he's killed, offscreen, and that's that.
16th May '16 8:59:26 PM DanielCase
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* {{Fauxshadow}}: The film eems to be setting the viewer up for a thriller plot or subplot, with its early chance encounters between Ben. the mobsters, and Yuri, with exposition on the latter's increasingly desperate circumstances. But then he's killed, offscreen, and that's that.
28th May '15 8:57:48 PM rjung
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Ben Sanderson (Cage) is a depressed Hollywood screenwriter who due to his non-stop alcoholic habits eventually loses both his job and family. All of this causes Ben to decide to commit suicide by drinking himself to death in Las Vegas.

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Ben Sanderson (Cage) is a depressed Hollywood screenwriter who due to his non-stop alcoholic habits eventually loses both his job and family. All of this causes Ben to decide to commit suicide by drinking himself to death in Las Vegas.
UsefulNotes/LasVegas.
27th May '15 4:20:17 AM Morgenthaler
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''Leaving Las Vegas'' is a 1995 film starring NicolasCage.

Ben Sanderson is a depressed Hollywood screenwriter who due to his non-stop alcoholic habits eventually loses both his job and family. All of this causes Ben to decide to commit suicide by drinking himself to death in Las Vegas.

While there, he meets Sera (Elisabeth Shue), a prostitute, and they develop a destructive relationship with each other.

This film was very well received by critics and was nominated for four UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, with Cage winning for Best Actor.

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''Leaving Las Vegas'' is a 1995 film starring NicolasCage.

Creator/NicolasCage and Elizabeth Shue.

Ben Sanderson (Cage) is a depressed Hollywood screenwriter who due to his non-stop alcoholic habits eventually loses both his job and family. All of this causes Ben to decide to commit suicide by drinking himself to death in Las Vegas.

While there, he meets Sera (Elisabeth Shue), (Shue), a prostitute, and they develop a destructive relationship with each other.

This film was very well received by critics and was nominated for four UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, with Cage winning for Best Actor.
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18th May '15 5:28:25 PM nombretomado
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This film was very well recieved by critics and was nominated for four AcademyAwards, with Cage winning for Best Actor.

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This film was very well recieved received by critics and was nominated for four AcademyAwards, UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, with Cage winning for Best Actor.
28th Dec '14 7:12:52 PM haloinsider
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* AuthorExistenceFailure - The film is based on the novel of the same name, by John O'Brien. He committed suicide after the book was optioned.
** That makes watching the film HarsherInHindsight. See MoneyToBurn below.



* DyeingForYourArt: NicolasCage prepared for the role by binge drinking for two weeks in UsefulNotes/{{Dublin}} and having friends videotape the results for later study.
** Cage was also [[EnforcedMethodActing really drunk]] during the scene when he freaked out and flipped over a table at a bar.
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