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Ocean’s 8: Movie Review

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Five years, eight months, 12 days and counting, that’s how long Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it’s going to take, a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller (Cate Blanchett). Together, they recruit a crew of specialists, including jeweler Amita (Mindy Kaling), street con Constance (Awkafina), suburban mom Tammy (Sarah Paulson), hacker Nine Ball (Rihanna), and fashion designer Rose (Helene Boham Carter). Their target, Toussaint, a necklace that’s worth more than $150 million.

There is a lot of speculation that this spin-off with an all-female cast will be as disappointing as the 2017 re-boot of Ghostbuster because of the estrogen, which obviously didn’t bother me because I anticipated and enjoyed that movie just as much as I did this one. I really enjoyed how they connected the Ocean’s film trilogy to the current all-female cast, without having to sexualize the women.

Anna Hathway’s character Daphne Kluger was the only one whose boobs overpowered the big screen, as she played a self-absorbed actress living in her own Hollywood Oscar screenplay.

Ocean’s 8 plays nationwide June 8th and for a 1hr and 50mins, you will be fully entertained by great acting, comedy, music, and a yearning for a stylish criminal.

Special congrats to breakout star Nathanya Alexander who plays Veronica in the movie, she has a small part but her role in the film is very important.

Christina Jeter

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