Video Review

Honeymoon in Vegas

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Details Movie Rated: PG-13; Genres: Comedy, Romance; With: James Caan, Nicolas Cage and Sarah Jessica Parker

Honeymoon in Vegas is one of those tales you hear third-hand in a bar: Marriage-shy dufus (Cage) loses fiancée (Sarah Jessica Parker) in a poker game to love-struck Vegas high roller (Caan). But writer-director Andrew Bergman goes even heavier on the whimsy than he did in The Freshman, resulting in scenes — like the much-discussed flying-Elvises — that are funnier to hear about than to actually see. Way oversold in movie theaters, this pleasantly small shaggy-dog comedy seems more at home on the small screen — even if you do forget why it is you're smiling by the time the tape finishes rewinding. B-

Originally posted Feb 26, 1993 Published in issue #159 Feb 26, 1993 Order article reprints

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