Going in Style (2017) Sunday, 22 September 2019

Going in Style (2017)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Gets the job done.

  • Starring:

    Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, Christopher Lloyd, Ann-Margret, Matt Dillon, Joey King, Peter Serafinowicz, Maria Dizzia, John Ortiz, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Kenan Thompson, Josh Pais

  • Directed by:

    Zach Braff

  • Running time:

    96 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are shot at, pursued, hit with flour, bitten by a puppy. Bank robberies (machine-gun fire/people wearing masks/yelling/fear). A window is shot (broken glass). Shoplifting, stolen vehicles, a motorised scooter almost crashes into a bus. A driver hits a shopping trolley with his car. Target practice (shooting range). A man explains how he found a puppy abandoned in a drainage ditch. People watch a movie (Dog Day Afternoon) about a botched bank robbery (man kicks door/gets surrounded by police). A man says his grandmother got locked up. World War II, Vietnam War mentioned. Yelling, screaming. Blood/gore: Hospital setting. Needle injected into skin, IV drips, breathing tube. Men are prepped for surgery (kidney donation/transplant). A man collapses several times. Spot of blood on finger (puppy bite). Dialysis, arthritis, gout, shingles, anxiety, pain, seizures, stress, cancer, renal failure, kidney transplant, stomach issue, diverticulitis, stroke, removing part of a colon, lactose intolerance mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Couple in bed together after sex (implied). Cleavage. Someone is described as a walking venereal disease. A man is told to close his mouth while gawking at a female. A woman says suggestively that (chicken) breasts are better than thighs. Flirting, bum-squeezing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    People get stoned (marijuana joint), bags/jars of marijuana and drug paraphenalia seen. A woman covered in flour is likened to a Colombian drug mule. A man jokes about putting cocaine in candy floss/cotton candy. Alcohol (beer, champagne, wine, spirits). Intoxication. Vials of prescription pills. Bar setting. Junkies, drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-word, s-words, a-words, crap, p*ss, bloody. Name-calling (old timer, Einstein, man-whore, thugs, bad b*tch, lowlifes, deadbeats, stupid, selfish bastard, dummy, etc). Religious exclamations (oh my God, for God's sake, Jesus Christ, whenever the hell I want, goddam, did he find Jesus?, thank God etc). Jokes about ageing, death, World War II.

  • THEMES:

    Ageing, bank robbery, home foreclosure, banks, corporate greed, friends, renal failure, dissolved pension, family, grandchildren, shoplifting, organ donation, marriage, happy endings.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Hospital, wedding, bar settings. Foreclosure notices, job loss. Divorce mentioned. A man wets his pants, urinal, urination. Animals in cages, tank fish, puppy, cat, turtle. Helicopter.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Agreeable, short, snappy, low-key, easygoing, genial, warmheated, enjoyable, feel-good, slick. Breezy/fun chemistry between leads, impressive cast, solid premise, some funny moments.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Predictable, safe, formulaic, forgettable, mushy, geriatric, tacky, crass, stupid, broad, underdeveloped, weightless. Forced slapstick/cheap laughs, feeble script, lacking in satire/bite, simple direction, annoying score.

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