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Just Getting Started (2017)



Critic Consensus: A thoroughly unfunny misfire, Just Getting Started manages the incredible feat of wasting more than a century of combined acting experience from its three talented leads.

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From Ron Shelton, writer/director of Tin Cup and Bull Durham, comes the new comedy, Just Getting Started. Morgan Freeman stars as DUKE DIVER, the freewheeling manager of the luxury Palm Springs resort, the Villa Capri. DIVER may have a mysterious past, but he's a pro at making sure that life for the high-spirited residents is one big, non-stop party. But the status quo is challenged when ex-military charmer LEO (Tommy Lee Jones) checks in, triggering a competition between Duke and Leo for the top spot of Alpha male, as well as for the affections of the newly-arrived SUZIE (Rene Russo). When Duke's past suddenly catches up with him, the rivals put aside their differences and the two men reluctantly team up to stop whoever is trying to kill Duke, and also save the Villa Capri.

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Critic Reviews for Just Getting Started

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (11)

The producers must think this drivel is what their senior target audience wants, but only someone who's lost an appetite for real life could find any entertainment in it.

March 25, 2020 | Full Review…

The climactic 20 minutes of Just Getting Started are so lazily directed that I wondered why Shelton bothered trying to put action into the movie at all.

December 14, 2017 | Full Review…

If this is what the "golden years" are going to be like, count me out.

December 14, 2017 | Rating: 0.5/5 | Full Review…

Dramatically and comically impotent.

December 13, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

This wheezy romantic caper ... inspires little more than melancholy reminiscences of Mr. Shelton's earlier work.

December 11, 2017 | Full Review…

A rather lazy boondoggle by Shelton, who waited 14 years to direct again and didn't bother to make it worthwhile.

December 8, 2017 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Just Getting Started

..... I have no words. I know actors do movies out of contractual obligation or just for a paycheck, but do they ever NOT make a movie out of pride?

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