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Diamonds

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Diamonds

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
90 minutes
performer:
Dan Aykroyd, Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall
director:
John Mallory Asher
distributor:
Miramax
author:
Allan Aaron Katz
genre:
Comedy, Drama

We gave it a D

Male weepies get a bad name from the embarrassing hokum Diamonds, about a stroke-impaired ex-boxer (Douglas) who bonds with his estranged son (Aykroyd) and teenage grandson on a road trip to Reno. En route, they win big at a casino, battle a mugger, and bare their souls to some golden-hearted hookers — but the only genuine emotion comes from Douglas, who overcame his own 1996 stroke to give a robust, moving performance in a movie that simply doesn’t deserve it. D