The plot and theme are all too familiar, but these eight leading ladies (Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson and Awkwafina) are too hard to resist.
Slick and charming, Ocean’s 8 rolls into 2018 with style and glamour. And with just enough cast chemistry to keep the script going, it inevitably becomes an exciting caper. The film begins with the release of Debbie Ocean (played by a knockout Bullock) from prison. Debbie is the estranged sister of legendary and late-conman Danny Ocean (Actor George Clooney, who’s too busy being a dad right now). Keeping the family con-legacy going, Debbie puts together a team of powerful women to pull off a heist extravaganza. Their goal is New York City's annual Met Gala, and a necklace worth in excess of 150 million dollars. The necklace is being worn by diva celebrity, Daphne Kluger (a fabulous Hathaway).
Debbie pulls together the crew which includes actor’s Blanchett, Bonham Carter, Kaling, Rhianna, Paulson and Awkwafina. All six of these female actors embody their own unique characteristics into their on-screen portrayal. This is probably one of the reasons why I enjoyed watching this movie. Yes, the movie is a bit formulaic and, at times, feels like an unnecessary rehash. I get that. But overall, it’s still a light and fun caper flick that keeps the Ocean’s franchise alive and beating. In the end, resisting these star’s glowing spirits is simply impossible. Ocean’s 8 is a natural crowd pleaser supported by a strong all-women cast. I approve. Side-note, if you are ever driving through Billings, MT. I highly recommend stopping at The Amusement Park Drive-In Theatre. This is where I got to experience Ocean’s 8 on a big outdoors screen and on a beautiful summer night. "You would've loved it." — Miss Ocean.
Ocean's 8 is rated PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned). For language, drug use, and some suggestive content.