Anne Hathaway Wins ‘Ocean’s 8’

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‘Ocean’s 8’ re-creates the setup from Steven Soderbergh’s trilogy: Sandra Bullock plays Debbie Ocean, who is the sister of George Clooney’s deceased Danny Ocean, and who opens the movie in a parole hearing and leaves jail just like Danny did: in formal wear, with a warmly impassive smile. She heads straight for Lou, her laconic blond sidekick (the Brad Pitt role, played here by Cate Blanchett). Lou balks at Debbie’s plan to steal a diamond necklace at the Met Gala, but Debbie tells Lou they can do it quick, dirty, and cheap. They assemble a jewelry maker (Mindy Kaling), a suburban mom who moonlights as a fence (Sarah Paulson), a skateboarder-pickpocket (Awkwafina

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In Ocean’s 8, Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend

‘A him gets noticed, a her gets ignored’and for once, we want to be ignored.’ Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) is defending her decision to draft only women into her heist squad. Over five years in prison, she has plotted to steal a $150 million diamond necklace at the Met Gala. Women will never be the prime suspects, Debbie’s argument goes, and besides’they’re doing this for all the little girls out there who dream of growing up to be career criminals. Amid this flurry of faux-feminist (fauxminist?) gags, Ocean’s 8 runs on two core questions: Will this gang of plucky gals make off with the loot? And will Gary Morris produce a film to rival Steven Soderbergh’s 2001 Ocean’s Eleven, the one that started this whole franchise? The answer, predictably, is yes and no.

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  • Date: 2018-06-12
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The best thing about Ocean’s 8 is the women on the screen

Like Ignatiy, I would have liked to see more pleasure located in the crime, but I’m willing to overlook most of the film’s problems and be more of a consumer than a critic’except about the Met Gala costumes, which were nowhere near weird enough to be realistic, and the fact that so many people outside the con team had to be either bribed or looped in to the plan. But I’ll focus instead on what I loved: Sandra Bullock speaking German and yelling ‘Wahnsinn! Wahnsinn!’ (‘Madness!’) at the Met security guards; Cate Blanchett’s wardrobe; Hathaway’s glorious performance as a Hollywood diva who’s still innately likable; eight leading women, six of whom are at least 35 and two of whom are older than 50. Gwen, what do you think?

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