|Northridge quake aftermath|
...and a horrendous mudslide that destroyed the house we were living in at the time, this was the proverbial piece of cake.
Get away with it they do, but this isn't just a caper movie about three cuddly old codgers. While it's often very funny, it's also very sweet and poignant. It goes without saying that Art Carney gives a wonderful performance, and Lee Strasberg is good-- a little muted but very good. But George Burns gives the performance of his lifetime here. He was best know for those "Oh, God!" movies, but he really hit his stride with "The Sunshine Boys" and "Going in Style". Director Martin Brest takes the viewer on a real journey with three very real, human characters living real lives.
You'll likely cheer at several points and get a little misty and smile and applaud... infinitely worth it!