Oscar winners Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin make this comedy Going in Style a must-watch, as we love these supremely talented actors, and of course in a story that talks about everlasting friendship and happiness we share with our loved ones.
Going in Style is one of those films that brings a smile to everyone’s face, although the simple tale involves something like a bank heist. With a focus on three elderly characters: Joe (Caine), Willie (Freeman), and their musician friend Albert (Arkin), all in their 60s and 70s, the story certainly highlights a few key points like old age care, retirement, pensions, and the uncertainty of life.
As far as the storyline is concerned, it is very simple in which we meet three life-long friends who are cheated by their employer by not paying their well-deserved pension benefits. As they find it difficult to cope with their usual needs, including health issues, a financial crisis of this sort only makes them believe to do the implausible at this stage of their lives. Yes, a plot to rob a bank, but they must be one step ahead of the cops.
It is a feel-good movie, as the direction or the narration never really tries to make it dramatic. However, it has a few powerful emotional scenes and those are amazingly delivered by the actors. It is a treat to watch all these veterans easily play their respective roles.
Comedy is indeed interesting, even though we see a not-so-good supporting cast. Probably, it is because there was hardly any scope for any other character when we have these three legends on-screen.
While the bank heist by elderly people looks not realistic, the financial crisis, the condition of elderly people, and the need to pay attention to our elders, their health, and happiness, are indeed relatable in today’s society.
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Starring: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Ann-Margret, John Ortiz, Matt Dillon, Peter Serafinowicz, Joey King, Kenan Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, and Josh Pais.
Director: Zach Braff
Release Date: April 7, 2017 (United States)