Film View: “The Heist”

WARNING: LANGUAGE

A comedy in errors. A debate of the ridiculous. An enjoyable short film that will keep you smiling, laughing, and talking back with your own reaction to the three nimrods, (well, actually two). The leader tries his best to prepare his mates all toward a prosperous conclusion in “The Heist,” but doesn’t go smoothly. It is a UK group of actors who star in this fun piece of entertainment. Being an anglophile, I found they lived up to the comedies of a good Guy Richie heist but shorter. DO ENJOY! I think you will. And be sure to prepare yourself to be amused with disbelief at the idiocy of some of the conceptual ideas floating through this short film. by ‘the secret keeper’

“The Heist” by Thomas Hefferon

A comment from an interested viewer. It indeed will add important information. valuable to know. to receive a more complete understanding of the film. It lends insight to the viewing experience.

“I enjoyed “The Heist,” experiencing the humour with laughs, at the same time feeling the subtle mocking of political correctness. While they argue about whether their “homage” is racist by implying black people rob banks they completely miss the sexism involved in choosing a woman as the person who has to strip. And of course the entire film is racist as the three members of the gang are Irish and two of them are clearly not too bright. In England Irish people have frequently been parodied as being dimwitted.”

18 thoughts on “Film View: “The Heist”

  1. Enjoyed, alongside the humour, the subtle mocking of political correctness. While they argue about whether their “homage” is racist by implying black people rob banks they completely miss the sexism involved in choosing a woman as the person who has to strip. And of course the entire film is racist as the three members of the gang are Irish and two of them are clearly not too bright (In England Irish people have frequently been parodied as being dimwitted. 🙂

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        • I did it. I hope my changes fit your thinking & what changes you would have made. Your points are important to know. I feel it will be insightful for a great many people myself. It is the way blacks are treated in some states of our union. A sorry state of mind that is. I hate Racism of any kind. Being Irish, I am not surprised. So, it went deeper than just wanting separation from England. I have seen the films and heard stories but one doesn’t get a clear/honest picture over here.

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          • As usual it is a small and mentally/emotionally deranged minority that is openly and rabidly racist, but then there is also a far wider cultural undertow of less obvious prejudice which is often unrecognised or underplayed. 😦

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            • Well, said. A subterranean society filled overflowing with pure hatred. They must have been dropped on their heads repeatedly, knocking all sensibilities out of their brains. That are neanderthal, fighting for every scrap they feel they deserve.

              When the repubs feel the Mexican Immigrants crossing the border are rapists and murderers, when they are just trying to escape the violence of the cartels, and find a peaceful co-existence; you know someone is crazy. And a great many live here in the states. Don’t get me started.

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    • I am certain I get the idea of what mobwows are, ‘muggles’ who hate anything different, unable to see the good in changing things & understanding knowledge and wisdom are not the same thing. And it is good to want to make a better world for all who live in it.

      I think I will have to download Fish Tales and read it as soon as time allows. Also, I will share it with Shawn. Told her about it yesterday. She was curious & also busy. But she is a good reader and fast. Even though she is the tortoise, and I am the hare, its the Bipolar. I go off in spurts & suffer from exhaustion b/c I have no idea how to rest when I need it.

      Will look into the purchase today.

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  2. I will certainly be interested to hear what you both think of it, and whether it sets you off reading other Tepper books. “The Gate to Women’s Country” (http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/t/sheri-s-tepper/gate-to-womens-country.htm) often draws in new (female) fans, Not that that was deliberate on her part. One of the amazing things about Sheri Tepper is that she was born in 1929. which of course means that she was 84 when she published “Fish Tails”. She may be my greatest heroine, and not only because of her longevity. So many of her books are, either in part or overall, gobsmacking. Do you have that word chez toi?

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    • Heard the word Gobsmacking in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

      I am looking forward to getting into Sheri Tepper one book at a time. I read something about The Gates to Women’s Country, a comment someone made about her being called a “Feminist” and the person felt that was all wrong, that she was in actuality a Humanist or a Person-ist. I feel I am a Spiritual Humanist, so I do identify with the state of being a Humanist, also, as I said recently in our debates, I consider myself to be an Existentialist.

      I have high hopes for Fish Tales & Tepper’s writing. I do believe it may be just what the doctor ordered to get me through. I will keep you informed of the hopeful transformation. Reading has that effect/affect on me.

      Quickly back to gobsmacking, I must say I am not at all certain I know exactly the definition of the word. To me it seems to relate to the tastes being amazingly enjoyable. 😀

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  3. Whenever I come across a word of idiom whose meaning I am uncertain of or wish to refresh I go to on or more of the following:

    Dictionary.com (http://dictionary.reference.com)

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/gobsmacked

    The Urban Dictionary (http://www.urbandictionary.com)

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gobsmacked

    Idioms And Phrases (http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/)

    The Phrase Finder (http://www.phrases.org.uk)

    And if all else fails there is always a general search. 🙂

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