Before long, Jimmy has one, if not a particularly noble one. Logan Lucky is like Ocean's 11 set in the Erin Brockovich environment. The Speedway moves its money through a series of vacuum-sealed tubes for the sake of expedience, leaving it ripe for the robbery. Featuring a remarkable ensemble including Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Katherine Waterson, Dwight Yoakam, Sebastian Stan, Brian Gleeson, Jack Quaid, Hilary Swank and Daniel Craig, the film follows hapless brothers Jimmy and Clyde Logan, who set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, so they can reverse a family curse. Clyde intentionally gets himself sent to prison on a minor charge. Rating: 4 stars Director: Steven Soderbergh Cast: Daniel Craig, Channing Tatum, Riley Keough, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Hilary Swank, Katherine Waterson, Sebastian Stan, Katie Holmes, Jack Quaid, Dwight Yoakam, Brian Gleeson, David Denman, Macon Blair, Charles Halford, Farrah Mackenzie, William Mark McCullough Fancy James Bond playing a hillbilly? The Name Of The Game — Thomas A. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews.
America The Beautiful LeAnn Rimes 1:14 9. He gets into a fight with Jimmy after making fun of Clyde's prosthetic arm. News Background A — Sammy Burdson 4. . It's all rubber band technology. Due to the unwillingness of prison authorities to disclose the extent of the riot, the refuting of Chilblain's eyewitness account by White disgruntled after crashing in the race from drinking some of Chilblain's sponsorship energy drink , and the speedway administration's satisfaction with the money's recovery and their insurance settlement, the case is closed after six months. However, the new comedy-drama is deriving from the normal formula of the typically glitzy robbery-driven story that features devious and privileged criminals who steal money just to settle a score.
Mellie, Sam, and Fish infest the Speedway's tube system with painted cockroaches, determining which set of tubes to follow. Logan Lucky is a certified joy ride. Surprisingly though, as the narrative pans out you realise Jimmy Logan is a lucky and sharp man. He then discovers that his ex-wife, Bobbie Jo , wants to move their young daughter out of West Virginia, so her new husband can expand his car dealership company. They escape hidden under a delivery truck. Clyde and Jimmy recruit their sister Mellie, incarcerated safe-cracker Joe Bang, and Joe's dimwitted brothers Sam and Fish.
This is one smart comedy that keeps you hooked and happy all through. Mellie meets them in a stolen from Bobbie Jo's husband. Flashing Lights Lord Sutch 3:12 13. An early conversation, set at a county fair, says more than it seems to say. Clyde may tend bar at a preferred local dive, and Jimmy may have a decent job working in construction, but these things are hardly guaranteed. Jimmy is no Danny Ocean.
He has ties to the Logan family. The film's production notes state that she is a native of who now lives in , and that she is a first-time screenwriter. Guide: But every actor onscreen is granted some good-to-great material to chew on, however brief their appearances. The heist is a success, and Jimmy makes it to his daughter's pageant in time to hear her perform his favorite song,. Joe and Clyde arrange for fellow inmates to stage a riot, resulting in a lockdown to hide their absence. Sylvia receives an anonymous envelope of money in the mail, as does one of the newly released inmates who helped instigate the riot. Now working in a hardware store and having bought a house near his daughter and ex-wife's home, Jimmy happily reunites with his family at Clyde's bar.
Ocean's 11 and Erin Brockovich just got competition. Revolt Of The Dyke Brigade — John Fahey 8. The airflow in the tube delivering the money is suddenly reversed, taking Clyde's prosthetic arm with it. Down Man Brainbox 2:35 11. America The Beautiful — LeAnn Rimes 9. Needless to say, the film also looks pretty nice to boot, with Soderbergh acting as his own cinematographer hidden under a pseudonym as per usual and is anchored by a sharp, polished screenplay by Rebecca Blunt presumably another pseudonym. He's down on luck but has one heck of a friends and family circle.
Watching it is like finding money in the pocket of a coat that you haven't worn in years. Some people involved with the film have exchanged emails with a person they believed to be her, and think that she lives in the. They employ the help of the maverick vault expert Joe Bang Daniel Craig. Jimmy and Clyde enlist him in the robbery to cause an explosion. The Atlanta outside barriers were repainted yellow, in an attempt to resemble Charlotte; the Charlotte track has yellow walls, owing to then title sponsor Sprint; Atlanta has white walls with red and blue pattern for the charity that is involved with race sponsor QuikTrip. But you need to have an eye, ear and heart for American culture, especially the Southern kind to appreciate the finer details of this movie. Fortunate Son Creedence Clearwater Revival 2:17 16.
Craig playing the standout role in this spunky and layered comedy is just one of the big highlights. Take Me Home, Country Roads Farrah Mackenzie 3:04 Total Duration: 48:24. A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. But for Soderbergh to make a film like this, after several well-calibrated experiments in icy detachment, is one of the best surprises of all. Logan Lucky is the first film distributed by Fingerprint Releasing, which Soderbergh created to distribute films independently, instead of through big studios. While gathering supplies, Jimmy meets former schoolmate Sylvia, who runs a mobile clinic in need of donations; Sylvia provides Jimmy with a tetanus shot, and the two strike up a conversation. Heck, Hayao Miyazaki has now twice! Take Me Home, Country Roads — Farrah Mackenzie Song credits — Additional film music — songs that are not included in the official soundtrack list, but are playing in the movie.
Particularly worthy of mention is Daniel Craig, brilliantly playing against type as one of the main architects of the robbery, and usually the smartest guy in the room at any given time. Down Man — Brainbox 12. An exchange between Jimmy and Sylvia , a local pro bono doctor, is kindhearted but recedes into the background to a disappointing extent as the film goes on. That makes it both fresh and fantastic. After being let go from a construction crew at Charlotte Motor Speedway, he devises the plan to rob the Speedway. He served two tours in Iraq and has lost the lower part of his left arm, causing him to wear a prosthetic arm. Craig adopts the deliberate, hyper-enunciated articulation of the south-southeastern U.