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Going In Style

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Three of my favorite actors are starring together in a new movie, and I can’t wait to see it!

Oscar winners Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin team up  in director Zach Braff’’s Going in Style, a comedy about lifelong buddies 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. 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.

Amazingly, this sounds like a very timely story and one that we will likely all be cheering.

This movie resonates with me on so many levels — not that I’m planning on holding up any banks, let me make clear for anyone searching my internet history!

Going in StyleI love the idea of old friends making outrageous memories together (a certain night at BlogHer comes to mind here) and I love the fact that age doesn’t stop these guys from their adventure. In fact, it might even encourage them.

Thanks to Warner Bros. Pictures, I’m happy to be giving away a $100 Visa gift card so one lucky Midlife at the Oasis subscriber will be able to take her friends to see Going in Style when it opens in theaters on Friday, April 7.

For a chance to win, you must be a subscriber to my weekly newsletter. If you’re not a subscriber, first sign up in the right sidebar of this page. Then, simply leave a comment below.

For a second chance, tweet this:

Contest ends on April 9 at midnight Pacific time. Winner will be notified by return email. Sorry, but prize can only be sent to a U.S. mailing address.

Like Going In Style on Facebook and follow the movie on Twitter.

Comments

  1. I hadn’t heard of this movie before right now, but I can’t wait to see it! Morgan Freeman is one my all-time favorite actors and these three together sounds like a perfect combination!

  2. I am already subscribed to your newsletter. I tried putting in my email anyway. May I still be entered? This sounds like a fantastic movie – love both Morgan Freeman and Alan Alda! (Michael Caine isn’t too bad, either.)

  3. Mandy Carter says:

    This is the first I have hear of this movie but it sounds like one I will enjoy. Funny and relatable.

  4. Rebecca Bryant says:

    OMG, I love this movie preview. I want to see this movie and son is a huge Morgan Freeman fan so I know he will be a movie buddy. Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. This movie looks like it will be a funny one. It reminds me of Grumpy Old Men a bit and I like that.

  6. Definitely a sign of the times. Sounds like something I want to see. I tweeted this, Lois.

  7. Amy Stonger says:

    I’m a new subscriber and I tweeted.

  8. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    Oh what an all star cast!!!! I need to add this to my must see list!

  9. shelly peterson says:

    I am an email subscriber and tweeted.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

  10. kelly tupick says:

    I am a subscriber and i tweeted. This movie looks awesome!

  11. Jennifer W says:

    This looks like a really good movie with awesome actors.

  12. I am a subscriber.

  13. livivua chandler says:

    I subscribed. thankyou for the chance!

  14. Tee Anderson says:

    I subscribed. I tweeted.

  15. aaron reck says:

    I love to go to the movies. Sounds like a great date night. We’d go watch it together. Thanks so much!

  16. I am already subscribed!
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  17. I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/Sillysiamese/status/847709968702685184
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  18. Sheila K. says:

    Looks like a fun movie, with three great actors who have been around a long, long time!

  19. Geraldine says:

    I’m a subscriber, and I tweeted. Great contest, thanks!

  20. Thomas Kelly says:

    It was great to see Ann-Margret as a mature sexual woman.

  21. George S says:

    Missed a chance to attend an advance screening of Going In Style. This could be my second chance, and I could take some friends with me. What’s not to like about that?!
    (I also just tweeted for a second chance at this second chance.)

  22. Cheryl B says:

    I can’t wait to see this movie. Email subscriber.

  23. I like these *old buddy* type of movies, haven’t seen Alan Arkin since I don’t know when, Looking forward to this, looks very watchable.

  24. Sharyn B says:

    I’m a subscriber and I tweeted.

    This movie looks great!

  25. Ellie Wright says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing this. I’m an email subscriber.

  26. Ellie Wright says:
  27. Margaret Smith says:

    Looking forward to seeing this movie. All three main actors are wonderful. This is going to be a really great movie.

  28. Margaret Smith says:
  29. Susan Doppelt says:

    This looks like a great lesson in senior history. Looking forward to seeing it

  30. This looks like a fun movie I actually would like to see!
    I am subscribed to your newsletter.
    And I tweeted!

  31. I’m a subscriber.

  32. mami2jcn says:

    I subscribe. Michael Caine is great!

  33. Christina Sparks says:

    I am a subscriber and I tweeted

  34. Soha Molina says:

    I am a subscriber/

  35. Soha Molina says:
  36. Kim Henrichs says:

    The trailer makes me laugh every time!

  37. Can’t wait to see this one!

  38. I’m a subscriber already and I tweeted:) Saw this movie advertised and it looks good!

  39. Charlotte says:

    Love these 3 actors, this should be great!

  40. Nancy Sheil says:

    Looking forward to seeing this movie, love the cast.

  41. I signed up for your newsletter. This movie sounds like a good one, I always enjoy Morgan Freeman flicks.

  42. What a dynamic TRIO! Can’t wait to take a TRIO with me to see this eagerly anticipated movie. Thank you for providing a chance for this opportunity.

  43. What a great opportunity! I love the cast and am looking forward seeing the movie! I’m already a subscriber, so I tweeted, liked the FB page, and movie followed on Twitter. 🙂

  44. Jennifer says:

    Can’t wait to see this!!!

  45. Thank you for the opportunity, Lois!

  46. Margaret S Porter says:

    I subscribed

  47. Morgan Freeman – classic actor for drama or comedy, Alan Arkin – classic dry humor, and Michael Caine – classic old school actor, SO many movies I love these 3 actors in I can’t even count them all. Cannot wait to see this! Thank you Lois for sharing!

  48. Fran pillersdorf says:

    Movie looks like fun look forward to seeing it#

  49. Sara Hayden says:

    Love getting your emails, Lois. This movie looks great.

  50. Susan Mayson says:

    I can’t wait to see this movie! It looks both heartwarming and hilarious!

  51. Kay Moser says:

    This looks like a fun one. Great cast!

  52. john mckeel says:

    Going In style looks to be a funny movie

  53. I can’t wait to see this movie. This looks like a very funny, cute movie with some very good actors,

  54. Tim Sankary says:

    Is this a remake from the 2014 movie of the same namewit Art Carney?

  55. DEBIJOT says:

    I love Michael Caine. My favorite movie he was in with Sean Connery, The Man Who Would Be King. I would like to see this movie also.

  56. DEBIJOT says:
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  58. Cindy A. says:

    This movie looks so cute. Thank you for offering such a fun giveaway!

  59. Cindy A. says:
  60. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    Email subscriber, looking forward to seeing this movie.

  61. Hi Lois! I’d love to see this movie!

  62. Theresa Jenkins says:

    already subscribed … would love to see this movie!!

  63. Theresa Jenkins says:
  64. Cindy Merrill says:

    I’m a subscriber and I’m crazy about Morgan Freedman

  65. The movie looks great!

  66. I’m a subscriber! Looking forward to this movie!

  67. Amy Clark says:

    This movie looks so funny! I can’t wait to see it!

  68. Amy Clark says:
  69. I am a subscriber. Thank you for the giveaway!

  70. Gaye McGill says:

    This sounds like it will be a fine and fun movie. Looking forward to seeing it!

  71. Nancy Loring says:

    I am a subscriber and I tweeted. I can not wait to go see this movie. A comedy with 3 great actors is just what i need to see.

  72. Love this trio and would love to see this movie! I tweeted it too!

  73. Priscilla S. says:

    Wonderful cast! This sounds like a great comedy.

  74. Priscilla S. says:
  75. I just subscribed and I can’t wait to see this movie!

  76. Margaret P. says:

    I am so looking forward to seeing this movie! I’ll be taking my mother and I’m sure we’ll enjoy seeing our favorite actors. Can always use a good laugh.

  77. Jennifer Peters says:

    I cant wait to see this with my husband looks like a good one! Tweeted and subscriber

  78. Maryanne says:

    This looks like a great movie to take my parents to!

  79. LAMusing says:

    I’m a subscriber 🙂

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  81. carol clark says:

    this movie is gonna be so funny and witty

  82. Susan Bailey says:

    Can’t wait to see GOING IN STYLE. Love Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Alan Arkin! They always make me laugh! I was reading that in the movie, they didn’t think they were retirement robbing, just getting their money back from the Bank and then giving any extra money to people who needed help. This is a modern day “Robbin Hood” movie. Can’t wait to see it! Please pick me, I would love to see this movie in style! I believe I have been a member of your website since 2010 or 2011. Thanks, Lois! Keep the fun coming!

  83. I would like to see this movie with my husband, love Morgan Freeman!

  84. Janice Cooper says:

    This movie seems like it will be hilarious!!! I’m a subscriber. Thanks for this fun giveaway!

  85. Janice Cooper says:
  86. sheryl baron says:

    we can all use a good laugh right now. I can hardly wait to see this movie!

  87. Mya Murphy says:

    New subscriber!! This movie sounds hilarious!! I’m definitely going to the theatre for this!!

  88. Mya Murphy says:
  89. I am a subscriber. Looking forward to taking my Dad out to see this movie!

  90. This movie sounds so much fun, esp dealing with retirement that isn’t, good to get some laughs from what is a hard situation in real life.

  91. Can’t wait to see the movie! There are far too few stories of bromance!

  92. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I saw a preview for this the other day. It looks great! I can’t wait to see it. I am a subscriber.

  93. Dana Rodriguez says:
  94. Tabathia B says:

    email subscriber and I found the trailer for this movie to be hilarious

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  95. Tabathia B says:
  96. Deborah Anderson says:

    As timely as the topic is, I’m just happy to see these beloved icons of the film industry still being appreciated and employed.

  97. Emily Smith says:

    Subscribed. This movie looks funny, I’d love to take my dad to see it. Thanks for the chance!

  98. Nancy Bowers says:

    I am an email subscriber.

  99. Nancy Bowers says:
  100. Jennifer Marie says:

    I am a new subscriber!

  101. Jennifer Marie says:
  102. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    New Subscriber! Can’t wait to see this film!

  103. Laurie Emerson says:

    I am a subscriber. I have seen the commercials for this movie and it looks like one of those feel good movies which I absolutely love.

  104. Laurie Emerson says:
  105. Neiddy Ruiz says:

    My husband and I have been wanting to go to the movies. We haven’t had a movie date in a while. Thanks for the chance to win!
    PS Email subscriber here 🙂

  106. Neiddy Ruiz says:

    Shared on twitter for my second entry – https://twitter.com/neiddy_ruiz/status/850079263818735616

  107. heather says:

    I signed up for your email/newsletter and confirmed my subscription.

  108. heather says:

    I sent a tweet here is my link – https://twitter.com/myway070/status/850180298822242304

  109. Looks like a fun movie! Thanks for the chance!

  110. I’m a current subscriber.

  111. Fiona N says:

    I just subscribed to Your weekly newsletter under this email

  112. Fiona N says:

    I tweeted this great giveaway: https://twitter.com/carabao62/status/850884396181803008
    I would love to win this awesome gift card, so I can bring my sisters to see this movie because we all love Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine
    Thank You for the chance!

  113. Thomas Murphy says:

    I am a subscriber

  114. Thomas Murphy says:
  115. Angela Saver says:

    I am a subscriber. Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

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  116. Lisa Brown says:

    subscribed and thanks for the chance
    tweet – https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/851688144214695936
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