Going In Style Movie Review Summary

Actors: George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasburg

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Joe, Al and Willie is three old friends that shares a aprtment together. Often the trio goes to the park and strongly believe they are wasting their life away just sitting around like a bunch of old ducks reading a newspaper, feeding pigeons while resisting the silly antics of nearby children. Life seems to be slow and boring so Joe comes up with a idea to break away from their life full of routine by becoming bank robbers!
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The old pals has no criminal history whatsoever but plans the ransom stickup anyway so it can provide them the sense of andrenaline rush. Al's nephew Pete help lend some pistols so the men can carry out the act and complete it with Groucho Marx styled glasses, and actually get away carrying over 35,000 dollars of cash. While the heist may be of success, it was too overwhelming for Willie, who unfortunately died if a massive heart attack the exact day.

At Willie's funeral, Joe and Al gives much of the dough to Pete and his family, and spends the rest by taking a adventureous trip to Las Vegas and hit the casino. The remaining pals has a lucky streak as they wins consistently in a game of craps as Al flirts heavily with a prostitute at a slot machine. Al and Joe comes out the casino as big winners but before they can take their prize home, Al suddenly croaks and the last old man left is Al. Meanwhile, things back home is the opposite as the robbery has become big news and headlines for the media as the police track down the unskilled robber(s).

The review of this Movie prepared by Alicia M.

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Comedy or Parody about    -   criminals How much humor v. drama    -   Mostly humor, but some serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Las Vegas

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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