Tower Heist was an action/comedy with an all star cast. Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Alan Alda, Casey Affleck, Judd Hirsch, Gabourey Sidibe, Matthew Broderick, Tea Leoni, and Michael Pena.....how can you go wrong with a cast like that?? They could have not gotten a better cast if they tried....and everyone fit their role very well.....well, almost everyone....
Murphy was GREAT....it was wonderful to see him in true form, how we all knew him from the 80's before he was all about kids movies.....this was the kind of role he was meant to play, and I am hoping we see a lot more of him like this soon.
Ben Stiller was good too, as he always is. And Alan Alda was amazing....I never thought I would see him play a creep like that....I just could never have pictured it. He was such a scumbag, and played it SO well......
Gabourey Sidibe was another story. Do not get me wrong, I LOVE her. I love her talent, and her acting.....but her accents are TERRIBLE. I found that she went in and out a lot with the accent, sometimes sounding right, and sometimes not. We saw this once before on Saturday Night Live. I thought perhaps since this was not live, she would have done enough takes to get it right, but I guess not. She was great for the part, but she should have just been American, like she is, not Jamaican. The one part I wished was longer, was when her and Eddie were practicing on the safe, and she was flirting with him. I love ad lib in movies, and this was a good one, but we got to see the entire scene in previews, so I was disappointed, wanting more from that scene. She did hold her own as far as being funny, and with the cast she had, that is a feat onto itself.
Heavy D had a cameo in the movie too. After it was over, and I came home, one of the first things I read online was that he had passed away. R.I.P. Heavy D.
The plot to Tower Heist was really good as well. Good story, good casting, very funny. All around great movie. Worth a movie ticket, that is for sure.