This heist movie has some heart
DON’T judge a fallen football star by his rusty pick-up truck.
That’s the lesson to be had from this hillbilly heist movie, delivered in a distinctive, West Virginia drawl.
Having successfully pulled off three Danny Ocean cons, director Steven Soderbergh is looking for a new bank vault to plunder (he’s also producing the all-female spin-off Ocean’s Eight).
Logan Lucky turns out to be a playfully subversive variation on the theme.
To pinch a line from the film itself, this redneck crime comedy could be retitled Ocean’s 7/Eleven (newscasters coin the term “hee-haw heroes” to describe the mysterious gang that captures the popular imagination with its audacious daylight robbery.)
Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) is the unlikely mastermind of the multimillion-dollar racetrack heist, staged during one of the biggest days on the NASCAR
The divorced father-of-one has been down on his luck ever since a busted knee put paid to a promising football career – his one-armed brother Clyde (Adam Driver), an Iraqi war vet, attributes their bad luck to the Logan family curse.
When Jimmy is unfairly sacked from a work site because of his dodgy leg, he figures it’s about time he turned his fortunes around.
Make sure you catch this feel good flick at the Dalby Civic Theatre this week.
FEEL GOOD: Channing Tatum and Riley Keough in a scene from the movie Logan Lucky.