Play it to the Bone (2000)

PLAY IT TO THE BONE pairs Woody Harrelson and Antonio Banderas as 
best-bud boxers, given an out-of-the-blue chance to reclaim their 
fame.  The catch?  They have to be in Vegas that *night*.  The wise-
guy promoters (Robert Wagner, a comically raspy Richard Masur, and 
an overacting Tom Sizemore) tell 'em that they'll be picked up at 
the airport and then, in the very next scene, the two are preparing 
to *drive*.  Huh?  With utterly no explanation on the part of the 
story, they borrow both a lime-green '72 Olds and its driver, the 
lovely Lolita Davidovich.  (She plays the current girlfriend to one 
and the former girlfriend to the other.)  And, compounding their 
poor travel plans, Ms. Hot Wheels opts for the *scenic* route.  Good 
God.  Obviously, the inane plotting is a device to strand the three 
in the desert, off on some side road and in the throes of adventure 
most wacky.  Too bad absolutely *nothing* about the characters, 
their personalities, or their relationships is *remotely* interest-
ing.  Or even half-funny.  I was KO'ed by the thirty-minute mark, 
asked and received my money back.  Ron Shelton writes and directs.  
(Rated "R"/124 min.)

Grade: W/O

Copyright 2000 Michael J. Legeros
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Originally posted to triangle.movies as MOVIE HELL: January 24, 2000

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