Ocean’s 8

Ocean's 8Ocean’s Eight
starring Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett
Warner Bros., 2018

Terry had seen Ocean’s 8 in the theater. She watched it with me when I streamed it using the new Roku Redbox app.

The premise is that Sandra Bullock’s character is Danny Ocean’s estranged sister, Debbie. Danny Ocean was, of course, the ringleader from Ocean’s 11 (the original and the remake). Like Ocean’s 11, Ocean’s 8 is a movie in the heist caper genre, but with the perpetrators all being women.

The Bullock and Blanchett characters bring in a group of accomplices to carry off the theft of a diamond necklace worth $150 million. They recruit a computer hacker, a pickpocket, a diamond expert, an expert in fencing stolen goods, and others to manage the complex plot. With actors such as Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, and Rihanna, the whole thing was quite entertaining.

If you’re counting the crew you’ll come up one short until after the heist, when the full eight of Ocean’s 8 is rounded out. An interesting twist in a film that was a lot of fun.

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