Another “OCEAN’S” heist movie, except this heist is organized by Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock), the estranged sister of now-deceased legendary conman Danny Ocean.

Not just another “OCEAN’S” heist movie … this heist is organized by Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock), the estranged sister of now-deceased legendary conman Danny Ocean.

After serving five+ years in prison having been set up by a former boyfriend, upon her release Debbie is determined to do what she’s good at. With a well-thought out plan, she puts together a team of the best women in their fields of criminal activity, to pull off the job – the job being to steal a necklace worth over 150 million dollars.

Locked away in a vault, the first part of the scheme is to convince Cartier to loan the diamond necklace to heiress Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway) for her to wear at the annual star-studded New York Met Gala. That is where the heist takes place.

With a cast of beautiful women, the New York Met as the location, I expected glamour and style, gorgeous jewelry and extravagant gowns. Visual enthrallment. I wanted very much to love this movie. Yes, there were a few glib lines and funny interactions, but for a heist movie, OCEAN’S 8 had no excitement

Disappointed that there was very little of what I anticipated, a joyful and suspenseful ride, I asked several other movie-goers what they thought. They voiced exactly what I felt. Too bad. This movie has so much promise.  

 

Directed by Gary Ross
Produced by Steven Soderbergh, Susan Ekins

Cast:
Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, a professional robber and Danny Ocean’s estranged sister.
Cate Blanchett as Lou, Debbie’s girlfriend and partner-in-crime.
Anne Hathaway as Daphne Kluger, an heiress/celebrity and the target of the heist.
Sarah Paulson as Tammy, a suburban mom and Debbie’s former partner-in-crime.
Awkwafina as Constance, a thief.
Rihanna as Nine Ball, a technical genius.
Helena Bonham Carter as Rose Weil, a fashion designer.
Richard Armitage as Claude Becker.
James Corden as John Frazier, Kluger’s associate and Debbie’s confidant.
Dakota Fanning as Penelope Stern.
Damian Young as David Welch.

Cameo appearances in the film include Anna Wintour, Zayn Malik, Katie Holmes, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Kim Kardashian, Adriana Lima, Kylie Jenner, Alenander Wang, Kendall Jenner, Olivia Munn, Zac Posen, Hailey Baldwin, Derek Blasberg, Lauren Santo Domingo, Conor Donovan

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