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Going in Style (2017)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 7 April 2017 (USA)
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Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

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Jesus / Bank Robber #1
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Storyline

A reboot of the 1979 movie that was directed by Martin Brest and featured George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg. Three seniors, who are living social security check to check and even reduced to eating dog food at times, decide they have had enough. So, they plan to rob a bank...problem is, they don't even know how to handle a gun! A social commentary on growing old in America and what we are sometimes driven to, due to circumstances. Written by William Adkins

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You're never too old to get even.

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated PG-13 for drug content, language and some suggestive material | See all certifications »

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7 April 2017 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,932,330 (USA) (7 April 2017)

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$45,003,463 (USA) (7 July 2017)
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The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, and Sir Michael Caine; and two Oscar nominees: Matt Dillon and Ann-Margret. See more »

Goofs

At the police identity parade the little girl deliberately fails to ID Morgan Freeman as one of the bank robbers. When she leaves the room, Freeman's daughter and granddaughter smile a thanks to the girl - but they could not have known the outcome as they weren't present at the parade. See more »

Quotes

Joe: These banks practically destroyed this country. They crushed a lot of people's dreams, and nothing ever happened to them. We three old guys, we hit a bank. We get away with it, we retire in dignity. Worst comes to the worst, we get caught, we get a bed, three meals a day, and better health care than we got now.
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Feel Right
Written by Brody Brown (as Christopher Brown), Homer Steinweiss, Mark Ronson, Mystikal (as Michael Tyler), Nick Movshon (as Nicholas Movshon), Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Thomas Brenneck and Jeff Bhasker
Performed by Mark Ronson featuring Mystikal
Courtesy of Sony Music U.K./RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Zach Braff's third film
6 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

Personally, I really like the works of Zach Braff, I fell in love with him in the series "Scrubs", which, thanks to the actor's play of Braff, delighted the fans for many years. Later I became interested in his first feature film "Garden State", which showed an unusual director's style of Braff. Then, after many years, the second film "Wish i Was Here" appeared, in which the matured director shared with the audience his experiences about the upbringing of children and death. Before watching "Going in Style" i found out that the film is a remake of the same picture released in 1979, this prompted me first to see it. Let's move on to the film itself.

Actors Actors on the main roles, Braff took the first magnitude: Morgan Freeman, Michael Kane, Alan Arkin. Each of the actors is already a professional in their field, so they played at their good level: convincingly and vigorously. This film is the sixth joint work of Morgan Freeman and Michael Kane after the trilogy of Christopher Nolan about Batman and the "Now You See Me" dialog. Not a bad role was the young actress Joey King, who played the granddaughter of the character Michael Caine. I think that the actress will have many good and interesting roles in the future. Also pleased with the appearance of Christopher Lloyd, who was remembered by the majority for the role of Dr. Emmett Brown in the trilogy "Back to the Future".

Story As I wrote earlier, before watching this film, I already looked at the version of 1979. When I went to the film, I assumed that I would see the story one by one, only with the eyes of another director. But, as it turned out, the film's writers foresaw this and pleasantly surprised me by changing the plot in key places. Both films, the 1979 film and the Braff movie are based on the work of Edward Cannon.

Cinematography Separately, I would like to note the excellent and beautiful camera-work of Rodney Charters, which positively influenced the film and created for him a memorable style.

The Result Although the film is not based on the original script of Zach Braff, his style is still very clearly traced in the picture. I believe that under the leadership of Braff, the film turned out to be much more energetic and cheerful compared to the previous interpretation of the work of Edward Cannon. Remained pleasantly surprised and pleased of film. I look forward to the next product of Braff.

9 out of 10


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