The Comeback Trail

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"Hollywood has never pulled a stunt like this!"
  • R
  • 2020
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 5.7  (10,889)

The Comeback Trail is a 2020 comedy film starring Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, and Morgan Freeman. Directed by George Gallo, the movie tells the story of Max Barber, a struggling movie producer who finds himself in debt to a mob boss. Desperate to save himself, Max hatches a plan with his assistant, Walter, to scam the mob out of money by casting an aging Western star, Duke Montana, in a new movie and then staging his death during filming to collect the insurance money. However, things don't go as planned when it turns out Duke is not as easy to kill off as they thought.

Robert De Niro plays Max Barber, a once-successful Hollywood producer who has fallen on hard times due to his poor business decisions. Max owes a large sum of money to a mobster named Reggie Fontaine (played by Morgan Freeman), who threatens to kill him if he doesn't pay up.

To raise the money, Max and Walter (played by Emile Hirsch) come up with a plan to make a Western movie starring Duke Montana, a former big-shot Hollywood Western star who has fallen out of the public eye. In order to get Duke on board, Max and Walter convince him that this movie will be his big comeback.

Duke Montana is played by Tommy Lee Jones, who delivers a hilarious performance as the grizzled, tough, and sometimes bumbling former star. Montana is initially skeptical of Max's plan, but eventually agrees to participate in the movie.

As filming gets underway, Max and Walter begin to feel the pressure of the looming deadline to finish the movie so they can collect the insurance money. However, Duke proves to be more difficult than they anticipated. He is a skilled stuntman, and he starts to suspect that Max is up to something when he sees how dangerous some of the stunts are.

As the situation becomes more and more desperate, Max and Walter's relationship becomes strained as they scramble to keep the movie on track and cover their tracks. Meanwhile, Reggie Fontaine becomes increasingly impatient, and Max realizes that they may have bitten off more than they can chew.

The Comeback Trail is a fast-paced and entertaining movie with plenty of laughs and action. The performances by De Niro, Jones, and Freeman are top-notch, and the supporting cast, including Zach Braff and Eddie Griffin, adds to the fun. The film has a fun, silly vibe that is perfect for a night in with friends or family.

Overall, The Comeback Trail is a great choice for anyone looking for a fun and entertaining comedy. It's a lighthearted movie that doesn't take itself too seriously, making it perfect for a night of laughs and relaxation.

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    5.7  (10,889)