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|Originaltitel:||Going in Style|
|Laufzeit:||Ca. 96 Min|
|FSK:||From 6 years|
Joe (Michael Caine), Willie (Morgan Freeman) and Al (Alan Arkin) have a modest but quite happy pensioner's existence, which is suddenly destroyed when the company they worked for for decades dissolves their pension funds. For Joe this has particularly bitter consequences: his house will be taken away from him by the bank in a few days, so that he, his daughter and his granddaughter will be standing on the street. And that's what he's been working all these years for? Joe doesn't want to accept that and so he persuades his friends to make a risky coup: Together they want to rob a bank and get the money they deserve. But quite as easily as they imagine it, this plan will probably not be feasible for the not so sprightly pensioners… >.nbsp;
"Exit with style" is a remake of the 1979 comedy "Die Rentnergang" by Martin Brest ("Beverly Hills Cop"). Actor and director Zach Braff won an Oscar-winning trio for the remake. Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin are the heart and soul of this light comedy, which without the three would surely disappear into the spheres of triviality. But the good chemistry between the main actors makes sure that the story is filled with a lot of esprit and charm.
"Scrubs"-Star Braff, who was especially convincing with his directing debut "Garden State", doesn't really value subtle tones here. This provides some somewhat flat gags and a general predictability. But even that is well absorbed by the actors. Of course, even the excellent cast, which also includes the wonderful Christopher Lloyd ("Back to the Future") and Ann-Margret ("Tommy"), can't hide the fact that "Leaving with Style" offers only very shallow entertainment at the expense of customers despite serious topics such as poverty among the elderly and the machinations of banks. But that doesn't have to be a bad thing, because sometimes it's just nice to be able to switch off in the cinema and only get a gentle drizzle.
And in that respect the comedy delivers really well. The film is charming, funny and entertaining. Even if a few corners and edges would have done him good, you can't really blame him for his weaknesses. If you like movies like "A crazy couple" or "The best comes at the end", you are in good hands and will have a lot of fun for 90 minutes. Worth seeing!
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