- By RICH ANDREW
- Photo Courtesy of NEW LINE CINEMA
It’s the time-honored tale of big banks that rob retirees of their pensions without penalty. Going in Style follows three old-timers desperate to pay their outstanding bills with no bailout of their own in sight. From co-workers to co-conspirators, Willie (Morgan Freeman), Joe (Michael Caine), and Albert (Alan Arkin) concoct an outlandish scheme to steal from the very bank that stole away their golden years. Despite some very bad odds and very bad backs, these three stooges employ the dubious help of Jesus (John Ortiz), who teaches them how to be very badass. By design, this film delivers countless laughs as it bucks the usual bank heist formula and puts front and center three feeble and furious men in their eighties, guns blazing, as they bust in and go for broke.
A reboot of the 1979 classic that starred Hollywood legends Lee Strasberg, George Burns, and Art Carney, Going in Style snags Zach Braff (Garden State) to lend his comedic eye as director while New Line Cinema polishes this latest version with gold — Oscar gold. Holding four Oscars amongst them, living legends Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules), and Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine) cram their caper comedy with so much style it’s almost criminal.
“Going in Style” breaks into theaters on April 7th.