No Love in the City 3 ★★½

I think this was my favorite out of the three (rarely is the third in the trilogy the pinnacle), because although the story was ridiculous, it at least held to its own internal consistency pretty well, and the emotional beats seemed more earned and less forced. Plus, Vegas and the old west are fun settings.

More importantly, though: Sharon Stone? I wasn't expecting to see an American star I'd heard of in one of these Russian/Ukrainian movies. I wish she had played a version of herself, though. It would have been more effective. Just replace the guitar with some sort of athletic trophy and Sauna's singing with.... anything, and it would have worked fine. Missed opportunity.