Other reviews have described the movie's content perfectly. I've nothing to add to any of them. But to me, this was a very funny, well-acted, beautifully photographed movie. Hellen Mirren was just excellent and so was Joe. If type casting were banned, many actors would no longer work. Pesci does his character as really only he can, and it fit here as well as it ever has elsewhere. The image of a small, inelegant, cheesy, gaudy pleasure palace destination isolated in a vast, at times frozen, desert worked great for me.
I'd seen the Biography version of the story and thought this was well done fun.