Going in Style and A Giveaway.
Sponsored post and prize in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures.
Going in Style is an American heist comedy. I can’t wait to see it because I’m sure it’s going to tickle my funny bone.
Lifestyle Fifty is all about the art of ageing and living the good life, so the concept of Going in Style fits in perfectly with many of the themes we enjoy. Like letting loose, and giving new things a go as we get older – not that I’m suggesting you rob a bank as the feisty trio of retirees plan do do in the film after their pensions are cancelled.
How would we feel if our pensions were cancelled?
Pretty darn upset I’m sure, especially if our pensions became a casualty of corporate restructuring.
Would we, could we find a way to get back what is rightfully owed from the bank holding the company’s pension funds?
Probably not, but watch the movie Going in Style and see what Willie, Joe and Al come up with.
ABOUT THE MOVIE – GOING IN STYLE
Going in Style follows a trio of retirees who plan to rob a bank after their pensions are cancelled.
Oscar winners Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”), Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules,” “Hannah and Her Sisters”) and Alan Arkin (“Little Miss Sunshine”) play lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty, in director Zach Braff’s comedy “Going in Style.”
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.
It’s a movie which I hope will tickle our funny bones, and let’s face it we all need a good laugh these days.
So make a date with your diary – Going in Style will be screening in cinemas from 17th April 2017 in Australia and from 7th April in America.
It stars some of my personal favourites – Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Ann-Margret, Joey King, with Matt Dillon and Christopher Lloyd.
(And here’s a fact you probably didn’t know – spoiler, name-dropping alert! I met up with Nikki, Michael Caine’s daughter quite a few times at show jumping events when we were junior show jumpers in England. Though we had lots of laughs together, I can never forgive her for the day she told me she’d met Donny Osmond IN REAL LIFE!)
A $50 Visa Gift Card is up for grabs for one lucky Lifestyle Fifty, American reader (must have US postal address) to go and see the movie.
(Sorry but this Giveaway is only open to those of you with a US mailing address. The prize is courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. Photos and video are also courtesy of Warner Bros.)
Conditions of Entry
- Tell me in the comments one crazy thing you’d like to do in retirement. The comment which either astonishes the (outside) adjudicator the most, or makes them laugh the most will win the $50 Visa Gift Card to see Going in Style.
- You can comment up to 3 times.
- Please Like ‘Going In Style’ on Facebook (requested not compulsory).
- An outside adjudicator will judge the competition.
- Closing Date is Friday 7th April 2017 at 5pm (Perth, Western Australia time).
- So often competitions on this blog are only open to Australian postal address holders only – Today the tables are turned as this Giveaway is only open to readers with US mailing addresses.
- Other conditions of entry can be found here at Giveaway Entry Conditions
If you’re anything like me and believe in lifelong friends, outrageous memories, growing old but never really growing up, and making the most of every minute you have, then take yourself off to see this film and let loose with your laughs.
For those readers not eligible to enter the competition, I’d still love to hear from you – so please share, “What is the craziest thing you’d like to do in retirement?
Official Going in Style sites for more information.
Update: This competition is now closed. The winning comment was from Kraftmaking who has been notified by email. The judge liked the idea of a small life footprint contained within a big idea.