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Lo­gan Lucky (2017) – in cinemas from Fri­day, Sep 15

Aptly de­scribed by its di­rec­tor, Steven Soder­bergh, him­self as an "anti-glam ver­sion of an Ocean's movie", Lo­gan Lucky is a re­turn to the style of film­mak­ing that made his Ocean's tril­ogy box of­fice hits. The film moves at a neat pace, fea­tures a strong en­sem­ble cast and is packed with enough twist and turns to keep things in­ter­est­ing through­out its two hour run­ning time.

West Vir­ginia fam­ily man Jimmy Lo­gan (Chan­ning Ta­tum) teams up with his on­earmed brother Clyde (Adam Driver) and sis­ter Mel­lie (Ri­ley Keough) to steal money from the Char­lotte Mo­tor Speed­way in North Carolina. Jimmy also re­cruits de­mo­li­tion ex­pert Joe Bang (Daniel Craig) to help them break into the track's un­der­ground sys­tem. Com­pli­ca­tions arise when a mix-up forces the crew to pull off the heist dur­ing a pop­u­lar NASCAR race, while also try­ing to dodge a re­lent­less FBI agent.

It's a zany com­edy about un­re­mark­able char­ac­ters punch­ing well above their weight, but through sheer luck, man­ag­ing to pull things off. Half the fun of the film is see­ing things not hap­pen­ing to plan, but some­how work­ing out in the end. To its credit, the film never treats it­self too se­ri­ously and in­vites you to laugh along with the char­ac­ters’ mishaps and the far­ci­cal parts of the story are fre­quently the fun­ni­est.

More info on this movie can be found at www.imdb.com

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