Retired pensioners busted for plotting daring heist! Hilarity ensues
DVD: Going In Style
Runtime: 93 minutes
Age restriction: 13L
Special Features: Commentary with director Zach Braff
Reviewed by: Gareth Drawbridge
Review made possible by: Times New Media
If you felt that you had nothing left to lose, would you risk it all anyway?
This is the million dollar question (or at least the 2.3 million dollar question) which three senior citizens are forced to ask themselves in the hilarious comedy Going In Style.
Willie (Morgan Freeman), Joe (Michael Caine) and Albert (Alan Arkin) are three close friends who are retired and supposed to be enjoying their golden years (and having their piece of pie and eating it whenever they feel fit). Unfortunately, like so many other hardworking and law-abiding citizens, the three find themselves in dire financial straits when they become corporate casualties and lose their pensions.
Desperate to reclaim what is rightfully theirs, the three men decide to do what many others before them have done when faced with similar circumstances – turn to crime. However, there are a couple of minor problems with this decision. Aside from having skills, honest work experience, smarts (along with arthritis, gout and shingles), the three friends have never committed a crime before. More to the point, none of them know how to fire a gun.
Despite these amusing obstacles, the three friends plan a daring heist which will either set them up for the rest of their lives or see them spending their remaining days behind bars.
Directed by Zach Braff, Going In Style is an amusing, heartfelt comedy about friendship, growing old, loyalty and pay back (or in this case getting a mega payout).
The film features an incredible cast and the legendary actors certainly live up to their award-winning reputations.
Going In Style is now available on DVD.