Going In Style DVD Review


Good Morning Lovelies, 

After they joined forces and won over the box office in Last Vegas, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman have combined forces again to give us Going In Style!

Joined by Alan Arkin, the film is a celebration of what life used to be like and how it has changed, with a sad hint of loss throughout, whilst also combining a crime filled story. However, it doesn't bring much fresh meat to a genre that has been used a lot in recent cinema.

Based on the 1929 film by Martin Brest, the film follows the characters as they plan to rob a bank, after years of friendship, after they are judged for their lack of mortgage repayments and having been caught up in a heist themselves.

Directed by Zac Braff, the Scrubs alumni for those not sure, the film has that indie feel to it that many of his do. Yet, Braff hasn't worked his charm on the script or plot, as it just doesn't stick together so well. Many moments you can't actually see happening and this just makes it unwatchable at times.

The comedy is not real but instead reused scripts from other films. Jokes on age and death, which can be funny but in this case, it feels to over the top. It would have been better if the cast had made up their lines on the spot, as we know they can do this comedy well.

Don't get me wrong the actors are Hollywood legends and great forces when on screen together. But they just don't have the right script or plot lines to make this film stand out. Caine, Freeman and Arkin know how to command a screen and they should have been given this opportunity better!

There so I am giving the film...

3 Stars

Blog Soon,
Joey X

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