GO­ING IN STYLE

Com­edy

Reader's Digest Asia Pacific - - Out & About -

As their pen­sion funds be­come a cor­po­rate ca­su­alty, life­long friends Wil­lie (Mor­gan Free­man), Joe (Michael Caine) and Al (Alan Arkin) find it in­creas­ingly dif­fi­cult to live on their mea­gre pen­sions. So, to help pay their bills, the three men set upon a dar­ing ad­ven­ture: to rob the very bank that has lost all their sav­ings. Since it is the first time any of them have strayed off the straight and nar­row, they are helped along the way by some shady con­nec­tions. Based on the 1979 com­edy of the same name, which starred Ge­orge Burns, the re­make, set in New York, also stars Ann-Mar­gret, and, un­der the di­rec­tion of Zach Braff, de­liv­ers a telling so­cial com­men­tary on grow­ing old.

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