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Going in Style (2017)

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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.

Director:

Zach Braff

Writers:

Theodore Melfi (screenplay by), Edward Cannon (based on the story by)
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Cast

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

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.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un golpe con estilo See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,932,330, 7 April 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$45,003,463, 7 July 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,488,503, 26 April 2017
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

When the boys are shown planning the robbery, there is a cutaway scene that shows Willie beginning a dialysis treatment. The medical worker is trying to insert the needle without the use of a tourniquet, which is virtually impossible, and would never be done by a trained phlebotomist. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Joe: Cheers. Your glass is officially full.
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Connections

References Bride of Frankenstein (1935) See more »

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Yankee Doodle
Traditional
Performed by Lawrence Feldman
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Like Eating Comfort Food
11 April 2017 | by bankofmarquisSee all my reviews

The new film, GOING IN STYLE, is the equivalent of eating a Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Soup on a cold, rainy Sunday afternoon - very familiar, very welcome and very comforting.  It's not going to win any Academy Awards or change the course of movie history, but this film delivers - competently and professionally - what it promises to deliver with no fuss and no muss.

Starring film veterans Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin, GOING IN STYLE tells the story of how these three are pressed against the wall, financially, and their last resort is to rob a bank to get the money they need.

And...it's fun...not hilarious...not groundbreaking, but fun.  Caine, Freeman and Arkin believably play 3 long time friends who are nearing the end.  There is a comfort there with each other and it was pleasant to spend time with them.  Joining them was the one and only Ann- Margret and the always fun Christopher Lloyd (in, hands down, the best performance and most interesting character in the film).

Notice, I've used the words comforting, pleasant and pleasing.  I did NOT use the words groundbreaking, hilarious or epic.  I certainly enjoyed myself and am glad I saw it.

And you will too, whether you see this film in the movie theater or run across it as you are lying on the couch some rainy Sunday afternoon.

Letter Grade:  a solid "B"

7 (out of 10) stars and you can take that to the Bank (of Marquis)


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