Just Getting Started

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"Chivalry meets rivalry"
  • PG-13
  • 2017
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 4.6  (8,235)
  • 21

Just Getting Started is a 2017 action-comedy film directed by Ron Shelton and starring Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, and Rene Russo. The film follows Duke Diver (Freeman), the slick manager of a luxury Palm Springs resort, as he faces off against the new arrival, Leo (Jones), a former military man who stirs up trouble and the competition between the two quickly turns personal. However, as they reluctantly team up to thwart a larger threat to the resort, Duke and Leo begin to discover that the other is not as bad as they initially believed.

Morgan Freeman's Duke Diver is a charming, smooth-talking operator who seemingly has everything under control. He's spent years building his reputation as the man who can make anything happen at the resort, from securing the best golf tee times to arranging extravagant parties for guests. He's also something of a ladies' man, with a roster of female admirers who all seem to be vying for his attention. Rene Russo's Suzie, a sultry bartender at the resort, is one such admirer – however, she quickly finds herself caught in the middle of Duke and Leo's rivalry.

Tommy Lee Jones' Leo, on the other hand, is a straight shooter who doesn't suffer fools gladly. He's a former military man who's arrived at the resort looking for a fresh start after his past catches up with him. Leo quickly rubs Duke the wrong way, calling him out on his various schemes and pushing him to up his game. What unfolds is a series of escalating pranks and schemes as Duke and Leo try to one-up each other, including some hilarious moments involving a racing car and a skydiving stunt.

The plot of the movie takes a dramatic turn when a group of mysterious gunmen start targeting the resort, putting Duke, Leo, and their team in danger. Forced to put their differences aside, Duke and Leo team up with Suzie and others to try and figure out who's behind the attacks and what they want. In the process, they uncover a larger conspiracy involving the local police department and corrupt officials, leading to an action-packed finale that sees Duke and Leo putting their skills to the test.

While the film is primarily a comedy and action movie, it also explores themes of redemption and finding purpose later in life. Duke and Leo are both older men who have experienced setbacks and disappointment – Duke has a troubled past that he's trying to move on from, while Leo is struggling with the fallout from his military service. Through their interactions with each other and the other characters, they learn to let go of their egos and work towards a common goal, discovering a new sense of purpose along the way.

Overall, Just Getting Started is a fun and entertaining movie that showcases the talents of its three veteran stars. The chemistry between Freeman, Jones, and Russo is undeniable, and the film features plenty of laughs, action, and plot twists to keep audiences engaged. It may not be the most groundbreaking movie ever made, but it's an enjoyable ride that's perfect for a Saturday night in.

Just Getting Started is a 2017 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.6 and a MetaScore of 21.

Just Getting Started
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    1 hr 31 min
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    4.6  (8,235)
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