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Tower Heist

The trailer for Tower Heist makes it look like an Oceans Eleven-esque comedy ensemble thievery pic. And guess what? That’s exactly what it is, only not as good. On the Oceans scale, I’d give it a six and a half.


I went to see Precious expecting to tear up during the first scene and go through a box of tissues by the ending, but the trailer gave the wrong impression of this movie. And that is a very good thing. Yes, Precious, the 16 year old heroine of this story, is obese, functionally illiterate, expecting her second child by her father, and is constantly beaten and abused by her mother as Precious opens, but these smart filmmakers have crafted a story that handles all of this with a warm compliment of humor that doesn’t negate the horror, only makes it all the more real.