Leaving Las Vegas

This film is set in Las Vegas and centres around Ben, an alcoholic and former Hollywood screenwriter. He is in despair over losing everything to his drinking and arrives in Las Vegas with the wish to drink himself to death. He meets a prostitute Sera, she is also in despair about her life and they strike up a difficult relationship. Sera begins to fall in love with him but can Ben see anything past his avowed intention of drinking himself to death.

This is a very different kind of love explored here. Beautifully acted by Nicholas Cage and more especially Elisabeth Shue who proves in this she is one of the very best actresses around today.