Going In Style stars Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin as three pensioners losing all their money in pension scams and the economy tanking in general, yet still desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones. They’re lifelong friends and attempt to risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money, after seeing such an event on the news, but done by younger men.
This film all looks so predictable. The only saving grace, perhaps, is that it’s directed by Zach Braff, star of Scrubs and director of great indie flicks like Garden State. I’m sure he had a ball working with Freeman and Caine, but every other film seems to pair them up, these days, most recently the dire Now You See Me 2.
With a screenplay by Theodore Melfi, based on the same by Martin Brest and Edward Cannon, this is a remake of the 1979 movie they wrote which starred George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg, a film which scored 7.2/10 on IMDB with less than 2000 votes, so was hardly crying out to be brought back to the big screen.
Also starring Joey King, Christopher Lloyd, Ann-Margret, Matt Dillon and Peter Serafinowicz, there’s a lot of big names in this who should really know better.
Going In Style is released in the UK on April 7th, 2017.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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