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“Oceans 8” Movie Review

Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) has just spent the last 5 years in prison.  She tells the parole board that she is a different person and, if she gets out, she just wants to live a simple life.

They let her out……

The instant Debbie is out of jail, with $45 in her pocket, she steals someones luggage, cosmetics, a fur coat, wrangles her way into a free room at a luxury hotel, then calls her old friend, Lou (Cate Blanchett) to tell her about her plan to steal the most valuable diamond necklace in the world.

Yup…..the simple life.

Debbie and Lou recruit the women they need to pull off this daring heist.  They want an all woman team because women are “invisible”, and that is just the way they want it.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City will be hosting a gala with guest host, actress, Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway). At that gala, Daphne will be wearing the $150 million Toussaint necklace that Debbie and her team plan to steal.

To find out if they succeed, you will have to watch the movie.  🙂

“Oceans 8” follows the same template as “Oceans 11” (in fact, I could copy and paste the Oceans 11 review here, just change a few names).  Maybe I did….;-)  What Oceans 8 has that was just a bit lacking in Oceans 11 is energy.  There is an energy about this heist that, with the introduction of really cool technology and dynamic personalities, make “Oceans 8” sparkle like the diamond necklace they are attempting to steal.

The ending is perfect. Loved the whole movie! Exceptional cast.

Before you see it, it would help a lot if you first watched (or re-watched) Oceans 11.  Those are the two best “Oceans” and “Oceans 8” pays homage to 11, 12, and 13 in both subtle and overt ways.

Lots of teenagers and young adults in the movie theater laughing and having fun. I suspect they came to see Rihanna (Nine Ball)?

Go to IMDb for more information.

Drive Safe! Never Forget.


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