This heist movie has some heart

Dalby Herald - - LIFE -

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

cal­en­dar.

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.

PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

FEEL GOOD: Chan­ning Ta­tum and Ri­ley Keough in a scene from the movie Lo­gan Lucky.

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