I don't go to Las Vegas. I don't often like films that go there. But long before the end of Mike Figgis's new movie, LEAVING LAS VEGAS, I didn't want to leave.
This is a story of the final resignation of a young man and the flickering resistance of a young woman. You could call them a postmodern Adam and Eve, banished from Paradise with nowhere to go. But if you're looking for easy metaphors, you should know that Vegas remains mostly in the background.
The film hovers at street level, permitting the characters and their story to do the real allegorical work.
In some respects, this darkly engaging drama is reminiscent of a spate of recent movies about the unc...