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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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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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senior | money | bank | dog | plan | See All (82) »

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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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Un golpe con estilo  »

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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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Trivia

Zach Braff and Joey King previously worked together on Wish I Was Here (2014) and Oz the Great and Powerful (2013). See more »

Goofs

The movie claims the characters stole more than $2 million dollars in cash, which they carried out of the bank in a few duffel bags. Yet, $2 million in mixed denomination bills couldn't possible fit into the bags as shown. It would, in fact, weigh hundreds if not thousands of pounds. See more »

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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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References Dracula (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey, Look Me Over
Written by Carolyn Leigh and Cy Coleman
Produced by Rob Simonsen
Performed by Jamie Cullum
Jamie Cullum appears courtesy of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Like Eating Comfort Food
11 April 2017 | by See 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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