YESSS!!! I was all about this movie from it’s initial announcement. With each addition to the cast being revealed, I got more and more excited. Sandra Bullock. Cate Blanchett. Anne Hathaway. Helena Bonham Carter. Rihanna. Mindy Kaling. Sarah Paulson. Awkwafina. All the yes!!!
So it turns out George Clooney’s Danny Ocean has a sister (Debbie) and she is just as deep in the family business. After being paroled, she wastes no time getting some cohorts together (at which point I must highlight that it takes less ladies than men to get the job done) to execute a heist at the Met Gala. Specifically they’ll be stealing the jewels off the neck of an A list actress attending the exclusive event.
I loved every second of this. I can’t remember the last time I was so absorbed in a film from start to finish. It was fast and funny and fun and slick and sexy and smart. To me, this felt more in the spirit of Ocean’s Eleven than any of the other sequels did. The twists and turns were much sharper than Twelve or Thirteen and the payoff was possibly the best in the series.
Each stellar actress was cast perfectly to her strengths. I can’t even pick a standout or favorite because it changed from scene to scene. Can we do this again please?
Ocean’s Eight – \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/