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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.

Director:

Zach Braff

Writers:

Theodore Melfi (screenplay by), Edward Cannon (based on the story by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Caine ... Joe Harding
Alan Arkin ... Albert Garner
Ann-Margret ... Annie Santori
Matt Dillon ... FBI Agent Arlen Hamer
Joey King ... Brooklyn Harding
Christopher Lloyd ... Milton Kupchak
Maria Dizzia ... Rachel Harding
Morgan Freeman ... Willie Davis
John Ortiz ... Jesus / Bank Robber #1
Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Mitzi
Peter Serafinowicz ... Murphy
Kenan Thompson ... Manager Keith Schonfeld
Josh Pais ... Chuck Lofton
Richie Moriarty ... Kyle Kitson
Seth Barrish ... Dr. Helton
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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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You're never too old to get even.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content, language and some suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un golpe con estilo See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the line up scene at the hospital the FBI agents interupt a game of basket ball in the gymnasium between a Caucasian medical intern and an African-American Surgical intern. This could be a nod to a previous role Director Zach Braff played in sitcom Scrubs. Often JD and Turk (medical and surgical interns) would play basket ball to relax on the show. See more »

Goofs

The guns are loaded with blanks during the robbery, yet a semi-automatic pistol like the ones used, will only fire once unless modified to fire blanks. A pistol of this type requires back pressure to work the action, and a blank produces none. See more »

Quotes

Joe: Jump in the basket.
Willie Davis: Who do you think i am? E.T?
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Connections

Features Dog Day Afternoon (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Hallelujah I Love Her So
Written by Ray Charles
Produced by Salaam Remi and Rob Simonsen
Performed by Alan Arkin and Ann-Margret
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Zach Braff's third film
6 April 2017 | by LeoArsenevSee all my reviews

Personally, I really like the works of Zach Braff, I fell in love with him in the series "Scrubs", which, thanks to the actor's play of Braff, delighted the fans for many years. Later I became interested in his first feature film "Garden State", which showed an unusual director's style of Braff. Then, after many years, the second film "Wish i Was Here" appeared, in which the matured director shared with the audience his experiences about the upbringing of children and death. Before watching "Going in Style" i found out that the film is a remake of the same picture released in 1979, this prompted me first to see it. Let's move on to the film itself.

Actors Actors on the main roles, Braff took the first magnitude: Morgan Freeman, Michael Kane, Alan Arkin. Each of the actors is already a professional in their field, so they played at their good level: convincingly and vigorously. This film is the sixth joint work of Morgan Freeman and Michael Kane after the trilogy of Christopher Nolan about Batman and the "Now You See Me" dialog. Not a bad role was the young actress Joey King, who played the granddaughter of the character Michael Caine. I think that the actress will have many good and interesting roles in the future. Also pleased with the appearance of Christopher Lloyd, who was remembered by the majority for the role of Dr. Emmett Brown in the trilogy "Back to the Future".

Story As I wrote earlier, before watching this film, I already looked at the version of 1979. When I went to the film, I assumed that I would see the story one by one, only with the eyes of another director. But, as it turned out, the film's writers foresaw this and pleasantly surprised me by changing the plot in key places. Both films, the 1979 film and the Braff movie are based on the work of Edward Cannon.

Cinematography Separately, I would like to note the excellent and beautiful camera-work of Rodney Charters, which positively influenced the film and created for him a memorable style.

The Result Although the film is not based on the original script of Zach Braff, his style is still very clearly traced in the picture. I believe that under the leadership of Braff, the film turned out to be much more energetic and cheerful compared to the previous interpretation of the work of Edward Cannon. Remained pleasantly surprised and pleased of film. I look forward to the next product of Braff.

9 out of 10


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