Going in Style

Going in Style

Blu-ray Disc - 2017
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Lifelong buddies Willie, Joe, and Al decide to buck retirement and step off the straight and narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. To pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

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BridgettM
Jan 19, 2018

This movie isn't breaking any new ground, but the three lead actors make it enjoyable and better than it otherwise would be. Going in Style is a remake of the 1979 film of the same name which starred George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg. Hennepin County Library has the original film also (I haven't seen it yet...). The remake is good and worth seeing at least once. Going in Style is rated PG-13 for drug content, language and some suggestive material.

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jimg2000
Jan 12, 2018

Three octogenarian old friends in Brooklyn were feeling their age and found that they were losing their promised retirement benefits due to a corporate M&A. With nothing to lose other than possibility to spend the last years of their life "in some country club style prison, rent-free," plus healthcare, they teamed up to be partners in crime. Nice little twist that spanned from start to end. An entertaining fantasy for adventurous old men. I like this more than “Last Vegas 2013 ★★” with Morgan Freeman, Robert de Niro, Michael Douglas and Kevin Kline and about the same as “Stand Up Guys 2012 ★★★½” with Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin. More than another senior flick that young audience should also enjoy.

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ChiWanLee
Jan 04, 2018

a warming and really funny movie. Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin and bonus Christopher Lloyd and Ann-Margret has the best chemistry ever, plus Matt Dillon portrayed well as the stupid detective. Fun to watch, especially with your whole family

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samjenks
Jan 02, 2018

Irreverent and unnecessary bad language that make this movie not suited for young children there is another movie similar to this about elderly in England that is not as crude as this one.

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Yavin
Jan 01, 2018

Surprisingly good! It was funny, wasn't overly crude, with a good story and acting. Definitely worth its hour-and-a-half runtime.

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readyrisa
Jan 01, 2018

WONDERFUL! Better than the original. Fun, great cast, great story.. it never gets old!

VaughanPLDonnalee Dec 29, 2017

This was a very predictable movie. Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin play very similar mildly grumpy old men. There are no big surprises, no big plot twists. A lot of the humour was repetitive and a bit stale, but it was mildly amusing and moderately pleasant.

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BeausPerson
Dec 25, 2017

The physical comedy showing age is well done. It's an underdog movie. It's not perfect, but it has heart.

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hclibjane
Dec 23, 2017

Expected so much more from this trio of actors. But ohhhhh so boring that I couldn't even make it through the half way mark. Morgan Freeman was just reenacting his "Bucket List" role. Now that was a movie worth watching.

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tomdance
Dec 14, 2017

Great actors are insufficient to save this silly, boring and morally dubious movie. Mundane, derivative writing.

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jimg2000
Jan 12, 2018

Now, at the time of our merger, Semtech had no intentions of shuttering U.S. operations. However, with the demand for specialty parts way down, and the cost of operations in this country rising steadily, they have made the decision to move all manufacturing to Vietnam. Wechsler's stateside operations will be phased out over the next 30 days. …
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-Semtech Steel has frozen all pension payments during this transitional period.
What does that mean? Frozen?
-Wechsler maintained a fund to honor all pre-merger pension plans, which was eventually to be married with the new pension fund under the new labor contract.
For God's sake, can you say that in English?
-No U.S. operations, no fiscal responsibility for Semtech. The pension fund is being dissolved.
With all due respect, Donald, thirty years of hard work means shxt to you people! Without my pension money, I can't even pay rent this month.

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jimg2000
Jan 12, 2018

I'm going home and sort out my pills.
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Hey, Willie. How you feeling?
-Partly cloudy, Doc. Partly cloudy.
Well, I'm not going to lie to you.
-You can. I won't mind.
The dialysis is working marginally. You know, a kidney is all that's going to get you well.
-Well, I'll look on eBay.
You're way down the list. It's partially your age, it's partially your insurance. It's partially... Kidneys aren't that easy to come by.
-Yeah. Everybody wants to hold on to theirs.
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You gotta think of it like putting down a horse. Sometimes, it's the kindest, most ethical thing you can do.
-Well, thank you for being so honest with me. I really appreciate your candor.
Well, your grandson hasn't got a musical bone in his body.
-I know. It was so painful listening in the other room.
And I had to sit across from him.

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jimg2000
Jan 12, 2018

I'm thinking of robbing a bank.
-Oh. I'm thinking about buying a Ferrari.
-- Hmm. I just got drafted by the Knicks.
Good week for everybody, huh?
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We got skills, experience. Smarts.
-Arthritis, gout, shingles.
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The thing is, what do you want, Al? You want to drift off into the sunset, or do you want to go out with a bang?
-I don't have a problem with dying. I just don't want to do it in prison.
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Yeah, listen, I got to tell you. You're a terrific person, but I know what you're doing. You're wasting your time. I don't want to have a relationship with anybody.
-I wasn't offering one.
Good, great. Then we see eye to eye.

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jimg2000
Jan 12, 2018

You were going to make a cordon bleu with chicken thighs? That's a crime in and of itself.
-I have nothing to say for myself.
Look what you did to Cindy. Now she looking like a Colombian drug mule. Never in all my years has anybody ever walked off with a whole pork loin. What would your momma say?
-Go big or go home.
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You drive like my grandmother, and she drove a horse and buggy.
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We need to find the type of people who do bad things.
-What makes you think that I would know people like that?
I figured your kind move in the same circles.
-My kind? Entrepreneurs?
No. Lowlifes. Deadbeats. Gangster types.
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The right getaway car is very important. Find something they'll never suspect. … You have to be in great physical shape. Now I realize you guys are 4,000 years old. … But under those masks, you're going to need to feel like you're 20. … Now this is crucial. You have to have a solid alibi.

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jimg2000
Jan 12, 2018

Listen, I think you're sweet, and I find you very attractive.
- Oh, you think I'm attractive.
You're a lovely person. I think that's wonderful.
-But you're not looking for a relationship. Is that right?
That's exactly right.
-Well, you have made that perfectly clear, Al. You want to have dinner some night?
What do I have to do? I just don't think you hear me!
-Oh, I hear you. I hear you real good. You know what I think? I think we owe it to ourselves to live every single day that we have. I feel that I really want to get to know you better. Share a meal with you.
I...
-What? What is it, baby?
I have a roommate.
-I have my own place.
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In 20 days, I will not have a roof over my head. My social security check is a joke and my pension is tits up.

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jimg2000
Jan 12, 2018

How can he sleep?
-He's getting laid.
Oh, yeah. I remember what that was like.
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We'll get a lawyer and sue the piss out of them.
-Shxt. We'd be dead by the time the settlement comes in.
Which would suit them just fine.
-When did coffee go to two dollars?
A decade ago.
-God forbid you get extra foam on the top, you have to make payments.
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I've been giving you crap for a long time, Murphy.
-I guess I deserve it. Mostly.
That's one of the smartest things you ever said.
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We're famous.
-Better. We're infamous.
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Wow! Pretty solid story, Mr. Harding.
-The truth is easy to remember.
Yeah. It was almost perfect. Except let me tell you a little something about criminals. They always make one stupid mistake that ends up screwing up the whole plan.

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jimg2000
Jan 12, 2018

I'm a very sensitive person. I'm going to be honest with you. I don't really want to die today.
-That's a new one.
But, if I do, I just want to say that you've been a terrific roommate and friend for... 25 years.
-25 years? It's been that long?
Seems like 25 days, doesn't it?
-Yeah, it does. Underwater.
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If you're lucky, you get a couple of great friends. The people who are right with you to the end. You grow old together, see it all together, do it all together, laugh and cry together. Al Garner was one of those guys for me. There will not be many men like him. Willing to risk all for others. Give you a kind word or a kidney. And complain about it every step of the way.

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jimg2000
Jan 12, 2018

So? What's it like?
-What's what like?
Being married, dummy.
-I don't know how any of this happened. I mean, I don't even remember proposing. I mean, I feel like a raccoon caught in a bear trap with one leg stuck. She's a terrific person. I mean, she's sexy, we get it on. She's a great cook. She likes me the way I am. I don't even like me the way I am. Everything is terrific, but I got to tell you, I'm experiencing this very odd feeling. I think it might be happiness.
Cheers! Your glass is officially full.
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It is a culture's duty to take care of its elderly.
-It is a culture's duty to take care of its elderly… Where's the tattoo?
Henna, mi amigo. Show the person with the worst eyes an image he can't forget. The policia will be spinning around for years.

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