6/7/18

Ocean's 8

Paroled felon Debbie and (the late?) Danny Ocean are siblings. Hmmmm... Can we detect some family traits?

So what have we here: A high-end target? The New York City Met Gala (the theme is the jewelry of European royalty)! Resourceful friends? Look at the cast! Clever heist? This has an "Ocean's 11" reputation to uphold! A treat to the eye? Director Gary Ross ("Hunger Games") knows how to show women at their best. Furthermore, this PG-13 production has women using their brains, motor skills and experience, NOT their sex appeal. What a refreshing treat.

Let's look at part of this huge (beautiful) cast:
  • Sandra Bullock ("Gravity") Debbie Ocean has worked on an idea for over five years, so all she has to do now is convince the parole board, and her friends, and Cartier... By the way, Bullock's fluent German proves that she spoke it as a child with her mother.
  • Cate Blanchett ("Thor: Ragnarok") Lou knows that when you're drunk enough, your drink will taste like vodka.
  • Anne Hathaway ("The Intern") Daphne is fine as long as she is the center of attention.
  • Rihanna ("Bates Motel") Nine Ball can count on her little sister when the chips are down.
  • Awkwafina ("Crazy Rich Asians") Constance impresses us with her skills. Every con has its pros.
  • Helena Bonham Carter ("The Crown") Fashion designer Rose is not a relic, she's iconic.
  • Sarah Paulson ("12 Years a Slave") Tammy tells her little one, "Mommy has a very special job."
  • Mindy Kaling ("A Wrinkle in Time") Amita can do wonders with jewelry.
  • Richard Armitage ("Castlevania") Claude is here? The ego has landed!
This high-end, elegantly dressed production offers a satisfyingly complex heist, celebrity faces (pay attention!), and a generous serving of wit. These women are determined to prove that Crime DOES Pay.

By the way, the diligent young manager at the theater where the screening was held provided excellent service above and beyond what I usually receive when I need a closed caption device. Way to go, Jeff!
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