By Suzanne A. Marshall from the June 2017 Edition
Starring: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Ann Margret
Director: Zach Braff
“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.”
Given the storyline, the movie is what you would expect from the three veteran actors who are over 80 years old. One can relate to the situation of the retirees, all widows, who have now lost their pensions to the corporate machinations of big business. And, of course, it’s a lot of fun to just sit back and let the comics unfold.
The ‘movie’ works pretty hard at putting a serious caper together. Whether you buy it depends on your point of view. It’s just a good old summer, escape movie, uncluttered by violence, gore and rampaging special effects.
That being said, it’s not going to win an Academy Award but it is just plain fun!
The IMDB rating is 6.8/10 based on 8,477 viewers.
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Suzanne A. Marshall hails from western Canada and has been living the good life in Manzanillo over the past 8 years. She is a wife, mom and grandma. She is retired from executive business management where her writing skills focused on bureaucratic policy, marketing and business newsletters. Now she shares the fun and joy of writing about everyday life experiences in beautiful Manzanillo, Mexico, the country, its people, the places and the events.