Going in Style

Alberto’s Pick: Going in Style directed by  Zach Braff

Stars Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, Ann-Margret and Christopher Lloyd

Joe (Michael Caine), Willie (Morgan Freeman), and Al (Alan Arkin) are three lifelong friends who spent decades working together for a steel factory. Towards the end of their lives, each one is worse for wear and has a variety of issues to deal with, which only become exacerbated when they learn their pensions are being dissolved as the company transitions from America to Vietnam. The news could not come at a worse possible time for Joe, who is in danger of losing his house after failing to meet his rising mortgage prices.

One day while at the bank to try to fix his situation, Joe witnesses a highly-successful robbery, where a group of masked criminals abscond with millions of dollars and disappear without a trace, leaving the authorities running in circles. Impressed by what he saw, Joe gets a wild idea: orchestrate a bank robbery of his own to steal his pension payments back from the very bank that’s taking them from him. Recruiting Willie and Al to his cause, the senior citizens agree to go through with the job so they can continue to support their families financially.

Going in Style is a remake of a 1979 comedy that starred George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg as a trio of old coots who decide to spice up their senior years by sticking up a bank.

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