The release of heist flick Logan Lucky marks the end of director Steven Soderbergh’s short-lived retirement. His last theatrical release film was Side Effects, with Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum and Jude Law, and that was way back in 2013. Like we said, short-lived retirement.
“I just don’t think movies matter as much any more, culturally,” is what Soderbergh declared when announcing his retirement. But we got him back. The real question though, is whether Logan Lucky is a fitting return to form for the filmmaker.
“West Virginia family man Jimmy Logan teams up with his one-armed brother Clyde and sister Mellie to steal money from the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Jimmy also recruits demolition expert Joe Bang to help them break into the track’s underground system. Complications arise when a mix-up forces the crew to pull off the heist during a popular NASCAR race while also trying to dodge a relentless FBI agent.”
Listen to this podcast episode and who knows, you might become a better person. You also might not, but you will still have learned a little bit about what three people in Australia think a film called Logan Lucky.