Going In Style Movie Review

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CAST:
Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Matt Dillon
DIRECTION:
Zach Braff
GENRE:
Comedy
DURATION:
1 hour 36 minutes
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 GOING IN STYLE STORY:
Given Hollywood’s current obsession with superhero and sci-fi thrillers, it’s refreshing to see a simple tale of three elderly friends, willing to fight for their financial needs post retirement. Crushed under debt and with their pension being suspended, they must find a way to fend for themselves, even if it requires them to rob a bank!
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GOING IN STYLE REVIEW:
You know a film has worked when you have a broad smile on your face; way after the film is over. A remake of the 1979 film by the same name, Zach Braff presents a pleasant cocktail of lifelong friendship; heist comedy and a social commentary on the condition of senior citizens, through his three affable lead characters – Joe (Michael Caine), Willie (Morgan Freeman) and his prickly musician roommate Albert (Alan Arkin) in this breezy dramedy.
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What makes an otherwise regular story unique is Braff’s execution. Despite touching upon real issues of the elderly, like financial crisis, illness or their anticipation of death, nowhere does the script get soppy or melancholic. It in fact leaves you grinning from ear to ear with its dark humour.
“Wondering if the insipid corn they had on the buffet is from the World War II days”, Alan Arkin exudes wicked sarcasm and fits the bill.
The acting genius of these veteran stars needs no introduction but we must say, with such fine actors at the helm of things, there’s nothing that they can’t pull off.
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While the heist chaos is a bit juvenile, the film works for its self-deprecating humour and chemistry between its phenomenally talented actors. The clever writing does justice to their acting prowess.
To cut a long story short, Going in Style is a warm and wonderful film on friendship and life post 60. Watch it with your best friends for life as some relationships are worth melting for indeed.



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