(2017) (Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman) (PG-13)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Comedy: With their pensions being dissolved and with one of their homes being foreclosed on, three friends and former co-workers plot to rob the bank involved with all of that.
- Joe Harding (MICHAEL CAINE), Willie Davis (MORGAN FREEMAN) and Albert Garner (ALAN ARKIN) are longtime friends who are all retired from Semtech Steel and live in Brooklyn. There, they frequent the same diner every day and hope they don't ever become partially senile like their lodge-mate acquaintance, Milton Kupchak (CHRISTOPHER LLOYD). While Willie, who's in need of a kidney transplant, and Albert have been roommates for twenty-five years, Joe shares his home with his daughter and granddaughter. But that's in danger since an introductory mortgage refinance rate has tripled on his house, resulting in a trip to the bank to discuss that.
During that, three armed men rob the bank of more than a million dollars, all of which brings in FBI agent Arlen Hamer (MATT DILLON) to investigate, but also gives Joe what initially appears to be a hare-brained idea. And that would be to rob a bank to make ends meets. His friends initially dismiss that thought, but when they learn their former company is moving overseas and dissolving all of their pensions, they jump on board, especially since the same bank that's now going to foreclose on Joe's house is also handling the pension issue. Their goal is to steal enough to equal what the rest of their pension payouts would be.
They decide to get their feet wet by attempting to shoplift from a grocery store, although Albert is initially unaware of the plan and finds himself in the romantic sights of Annie Santori (ANN-MARGRET) who works there. They end up getting caught, but store manager Keith Schonfeld (KENAN THOMPSON) chastises their actions rather than press charges. Undeterred, Joe seeks out his former son-in-law, Murphy (PETER SERAFINOWICZ), to hook them up with someone who might be able to help. That leads them to Jesus Garcia (JOHN ORTIZ) who does pet adoptions but also has a working knowledge about banks that could help the three novices.
From that point on, the seniors plot out their heist, pull it off, and then try to elude Agent Hamer's efforts of proving that they're the bank robbers.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- Probably not.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
- For drug content, language and some suggestive material.
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