MOVIE REVIEW This
week's reviewed movie is:
THE TOWER HEIST
of the Tower
Heist is filmed at Trump Tower in New
York City, where Alan Alda
plays the bad guy whose crime make the pensions of
the apartment buildings
Vowing to get back the money, apartment manager
(played by Ben Stiller) recruits a group of angry
employees to steal back their
own money, led by a local thief named Sly (played
by Eddie Murphy).
The plot is
far-fetched, but the star-studded cast makes it
easy to root for and enjoy this
revenge story which will override most of the
nitpicking parts of the
Full of coincidences, unexplained subplots, and
accents, the down (and soon to be out) Tower
employees turn to crime to solve
their financial problems after one of the tenets
misappropriates all of their
Fun, with some laugh-out-loud moments.
lightweight dramedy is just that -- lightweight.
main point of the Tower Heist story is: a group of
employees at a high-class
highrise apartment complex decide to steal $20
million from one of the
residents, a Bernie Madoff-like financial wizard
who lost their pension funds
in a Ponzi scheme.
The stealing from the rich element keeps things
and relevant to the current recession, but I
thought the biggest letdown in
this comic caper was how dumb the screenplay is.
The whole film is not well
designed and the specifics are so thin that much
of what happens toward the end
makes little sense.
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