Sunday, 30 April 2017

Going In Style Film Review

Catching up with my film posts I caught Going In Style last week. Directed by Zach Braff and starring a trio of golden oldies it was hugely entertaining.

When their firm gets bought out, the new owners take no liability for the pensions of the staff. We've all seen the news reports of the real Gordon Gekkos of the world, taking the profitable part of a business and leaving the pension liabilities with the government.

But their financial trickery affects real people. Michael Caine's Joe cannot afford to pay the newly hiked mortgage on the property his daughter and granddaughter now share with him. Morgan Freeman's Willie wants to see his family more than the once a year flight he can afford. And roommate Alan Arkin's sax playing Albert has Ann-Margret's sexy granny after him. And he shares a room!

Well the boys are taking their money back. And if there's any left over they'll give it to charity.

What a hoot they are.

With Matt Dillon, (he's still got it), as the cop whose onto them.

A great ensemble piece where the small guys get to rob the rich to feed the poor.

Remember crime doesn't pay but hell if you're this old what's the worst that can happen. Free bed and board for the rest of your life? Count us in.

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