A reboot of the 1979 movie that was directed by Martin Brest and featured George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg.
Oscar winners Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules) and Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine) team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who are living social security check to check and even reduced to eating dog food at times, decide they have had enough.
So, when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty, and desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.
They buck retirement and step off the straight-and- narrow for the first time in their life, along the way as the plan is sold, and then hatched, we see the home life of each of these guys, along with their interactions.
There are times when Braff and Melfi hint at the darkness of a world that ignores seniors by making them invisible.
But this new version of Going in Style sells uplift so hard it loses touch with reality – and any genuine reason for being.