Stars: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, James Corden, Richard Armitage, Dakota Fanning.
Director: Gary Ross
Screenplay: Gary Ross & Olivia Milch.
Are there issues with this movie, yes. Am I going to count them into my rating, no.
I have never been more excited for an acting lineup; we have Bullock, Blanchett, Hathaway, Bonham Carter, Rhianna, Paulson, Kaling, & Awkwafina. The glory of a full woman cast list where a man is literally 9th on the list. Praise!
Bullock (Debbie Ocean) is the kingpin who has formed the plan in her head over 5 years while being in prison. The finally persuades her old con friend Lou (Cate Blanchett) through offering her a literal bite out of her cake. They slowly form a team of women how have the skills to take on this task and do it right.
Now the actual film, this is a solidly fun, entertaining, heist romp that it promised. We have the high glamour or not only the Met Gala, but the glamour of pulling off a major steal from under everyone's noses. With each individual character bringing their strengths to the table and making those strengths believable. Not only do they possess the skillsets, they also are entertaining and rememberable characters. Any time any are on screen you can enjoy the hell out of their scenes, it's brilliant. The only criticism I will have to the plot will be the constant reference to Danny Ocean—mention it once and move on people.
People are saying the Hathaway (Daphne Kluger) steals the show, and while she is a fabulous highlight, it is the solidarity of this cast that pull off this film. This insanely talented cast pull off what they need to; prove that we can do this, this is not only a man's world and we can do it with our own spin. Helena Bonham Carter (Rose) is so gorgeous here, she creates a character who goes through real development. She needs this heist, and most importantly she needs these women to help her out of her funk — girl power, woman friends people!
A solid film that is just a good old time.