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2018, Drama-Heist

Ocean’s Eight (2018)

Elevator Pitch.

When Debbie Ocean, Danny Ocean’s sister, is paroled after five years in prison for  crime she did not commit, she collects a group of friends in order to carry out an audacious heist at a charity dinner; the talented women involved must ensure that a celebrity is going to wear the necklace they intend to steal, and they must then subsitute a fake for it within the confines of the Met, and get away with the original despite the presence of Cartier security men, and thereafter deal with the presence of a British insurance investigator.

Content.

Debbie gets the band together, at least some of whom are extremely glamourous and the rest expert in a variety of ways, they have discussions in darkened rooms, they get involved with the mark, and then for the second act carry out the heist, most of them having taken on roles in the catering of the occasion. Thereafter they deal with the aftermath. There is no nudity and just a bit of snogging and implied sex, and a bit of drinking.

A View Well, this outing has been variously reviewed, but it did get a Red Tomato and honestly what’s not to like. I don’t know what these ladies are like in real life, but on film they were glammed up wonderfully and were unbelievably charismatic, probably beating George Clooney et al at their own game. For me there were problems with the plot, but what the hell, it was a lot of fun.
Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) 12A
Source of story Sort of associated with Ocean’s 11,12 and 13.
Director Gary Ross
Writers/Script Gary Ross, Olivia Milch (story by Gary Ross with caracters by George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell)
Starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Elliot Gould, Richard Armitage, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Dakota Fanning, Awkwafina, Sarah Paulson, Katie Holmes, Kim Kardashian west, Serena Williams
Additional Info Estimated to have cost $70 million and appears to have made money.

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