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Going in Style (2017)

Going in Style (2017)


Michael Caine
Morgan Freeman
Alan Arkin

Directed by Zach Braff

As movies go, it is not every time you start watching a movie and you are already excited and laughing as the characters start making everything around them tickling.
When a movie character advices another playing a cop to go watch “Law and Order” because they solve crime faster and they could learn a few, you just left wondering how much crazy, cheesy and obvious lines are ahead.

Going in Style is a comedy heist movie and a remake of a 1979 movie of the same name which starred George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg as Joe, Al and Willie respectively.
This here movie stars three Academy Award Winners Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin, with other cool oldies. The movie has been doing well in the box-office regardless of the reviews it has gotten. Making over $70 million on a $25 million budget and it is directed by Scrubs (the TV show) lead man Zach Braff.

The movies strength is in the characters written and the way there were portrayed. The actors are fine and great at their job, which is why there are Award winners. The writing is well done and while watching you are neither confused or lost on the going on in the movie.
Everything in the movie is well paced and there is no dull time.

The movie is about three oldies who are on their pension (which just got stopped) and decided to go down with one huge hurrah. Joe (Michael Caine) and Willie (Morgan Freeman) decided to go rob a bank, an idea that Joe had when he was a hostage in one.
Being there made him believe that it was not going to be a hard thing to do, so both convinced their friend Albert (Alan Arkin) to go along.
The bank chosen for this crime, was the same one who is foreclosing on Joe’s house and has taken over the management of the liquidated pension fund of the three retirees.
Their first trial run of robbing a convenient store didn’t go so well, as they were caught on camera doing it and caught by the security in a foot race. Now seeking help from Joe’s son-in-law to direct them in the way of a criminal who can help them carry out their act, the crew met with Jesus, not Jesus the Messiah Jesus a criminal who agreed to teach them how to get it done, for a take of 25%.

Here is a movie about robbing a bank, by some oldies who have no reason robbing anybody, if you ever have plans of robbing a bank, here is a movie you should not watch. If you have plans of having a laugh though, this movie is just for you.


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