Movie Review #6290 GOING IN STYLE
A comedy which is really a social commentary on growing old in America and what some folks are driven to in order to survive.
Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin are three geriatrics who decide to rob a bank to retrieve their swindled pension fund. Negotiating the usual perils of geriatric-hood, the guys devise a plan based on a previous heist that successfully netted kazillions however make one basic mistake: they ain't as young as the other guys.
Ann-Margret, Christopher Lloyd & Matt Dillon turn up in supporting roles and contribute to the shenanigans nicely plus there are the customary old people gags but not so many that it stereotypes. And I must say watching Mr Lloyd in a Doc Brown role a la Back To the Future was quite enjoyable.
No doubting the screen presence of Mr's Caine and Freeman are the main reason it carries off although Alan Atkin as their foil, works nicely too. Took Nikki with me to see and overall whilst reasonably amusing, she commented that if it had been a British comedy it would have been absolutely hilarious.
I'm a movie nut from way back with my first ever being The Hallelujah Trail from 1964. Ever since, I've been mesmerized by the giant screen, and the darkness that went on forever. Despite the infernally uncomfortable seats, (plus having to stand for God Save the Queen), I've been enticed ever since to duck into a theatre whenever I can for a few hours of escapism.