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Going in Style, American heist comedy.

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.

Going in Style, American heist comedy.

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!)

Going in Style, American heist comedy.

GIVEAWAY

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

  1. 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.
  2. You can comment up to 3 times.
  3. Please Like ‘Going In Style’ on Facebook (requested not compulsory).
  4. An outside adjudicator will judge the competition.
  5. Closing Date is Friday 7th April 2017 at 5pm (Perth, Western Australia time).
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

Here’s the Official Website,  and ‘Going In Style’ on Facebook, and you can follow the chatter on Twitter

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.

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  • nevafels
    Reply

    Ok, my crazy dream would be to travel to Australia and meet you and Morgan Freeman for lunch. You two seem like the most down to earth people I have enjoyed for years “from afar.”

    • Johanna
      Reply

      I would love that too Neva 🙂 What fun we would have and what stories we could tell 🙂

  • Kristen
    Reply

    I don’t think it’s crazy….but some people do. I want to buy an RV and drive around the country seeing as much as possible all over.

    • Johanna
      Reply

      I think that’s a great idea Kristen! Go for it:)

  • nevafels
    Reply

    Being retired with 74 years and enjoying this life, I’ve been checking off all my bucket lists (no, not just one). Lists: (1) traveling, (2) Camp Grandma crafts with the grandkids (3) enjoying history that’s older than me,(4) visiting lighthouses and riding vintage trains, etc.

    • Johanna
      Reply

      It’s so great to see you are making the most of every day Neva, and that you have not one, but several bucket lists! All of them look really interesting – am intrigued by the Camp Grandma 🙂

  • Nancy Loring
    Reply

    Yes it does sound good. You can be my travel agent. i do plan on doing a lot of traveling when I finally retire. I will be the little lady with the white hair and the loud voice having way too much fun enjoying all the sights.

    • Johanna
      Reply

      That’s lovely Nancy!! Haha, I can already picture you clearly!

  • Nancy Loring
    Reply

    Thank you for the encouragement. Your right I can do it. Sitting on a beach drinking margaritas doesn’t sound that bad either. This I know that I can do.

    • Johanna
      Reply

      I’m glad my little push might get you thinking and believing You CAN do it, Nancy 🙂 Go You! And I like the sound of margaritas on a … let’s push the boundary out a little – a lovely tropical beach, with palms and gentle swish of the tide lapping on the shoreline! Sound good?

  • Lynne T
    Reply

    I’d like to go live on a cruise ship.

    • Johanna
      Reply

      That’s not a bad wish, Lynne! And you know what, I’m hearing of more and more retired people who actually do spend much of the year at sea 🙂

  • Jessica To
    Reply

    I would like to get an RV and travel the US. Every couple months I would park it at my son’s house just to drive him nuts!

    • Johanna
      Reply

      Ha Ha Jessica!! I can just imagine your son’s reaction to that! Travelling the US in an RV – highly approve of that! Hope you can pull it off 🙂

  • Nancy Loring
    Reply

    Since I just turned 50 2 weeks ago I have been thinking more and more about retiring and what i want to do. I think I want to hike the Appalachian Trail. Of course I would have to use a motorized scooter to even get past the first mile but I can dream.

    • Johanna
      Reply

      Don’t dream Nancy – plan it and do it!

  • kraftmaking
    Reply

    I really want to build a tiny house to live in though I have no knowledge or experience at all.

    • Johanna
      Reply

      Tiny houses are definitely on trend, and I’m seeing more and more programmes about people creating and building them. Go you! I hope you realise this dream.

  • mandao
    Reply

    I plan to learn to bake better

    • Johanna
      Reply

      That’s a good plan 🙂 I’d love to learn to bake properly instead of having lots of ‘flops’!

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