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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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Zach Braff

Writers:

Theodore Melfi (screenplay by), Edward Cannon (based on the story by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Caine ... Joe Harding
Alan Arkin ... Albert Garner
Ann-Margret ... Annie Santori
Matt Dillon ... FBI Agent Arlen Hamer
Joey King ... Brooklyn Harding
Christopher Lloyd ... Milton Kupchak
Maria Dizzia ... Rachel Harding
Morgan Freeman ... Willie Davis
John Ortiz ... Jesus / Bank Robber #1
Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Mitzi
Peter Serafinowicz ... Murphy
Kenan Thompson ... Manager Keith Schonfeld
Josh Pais ... Chuck Lofton
Richie Moriarty ... Kyle Kitson
Seth Barrish ... Dr. Helton
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Storyline

Three seniors, who have been wronged by the company they worked for thirty years and are living social security check to check, decide they have had enough. So, they plan to rob the bank that is taking their pension money. Joe Harding (Sir Michael Caine), a man who lives with his daughter and granddaughter, who which he has a strong relationship with is having troubles with his mortgage. Willy Davis (Morgan Freeman), lives very far away from the only family he has but needs desperate kidney surgery. Albert Gardner (Alan Arkin), a grumpy old man who a long time ago used to play the saxophone and is constantly flirting with the grandmother of his student. The problem is, they don't even know how to handle a gun. Written by William Adkins

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You're never too old to get even.

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

When the bank robbery takes place, the masks Joe, Albert, and Willie wear are Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr., respectively, known collectively as the "Rat Pack", and stars of the heist movie Ocean's 11 (1960). See more »

Goofs

Joe and his crew supposedly steal more than $2 million dollars without going into the bank vault. There is no way a bank would keep that kind of money in the tellers' cash drawers at one time. See more »

Quotes

Mitzi: You seein' anybody?
Agent Cooper: I'm married with two kids.
Mitzi: Take my number. Things happen.
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Connections

References The Wolf Man (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday To You
Written by Mildred J. Hill (as Mildred Hill) and Patty S. Hill (as Patty Hill)
Performed by Christopher Lloyd and cast
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Zach Braff's third film
6 April 2017 | by LeoAlexsonSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Going in Style See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,932,330, 9 April 2017

Gross USA:

$45,018,541

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,918,541
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Dolby Digital

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2.39 : 1
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