Two movies titled Breaking In enter, only one will leave (with that title) as Herman “OmegaPrime” Davis and Robert Rau watch Gabrielle Union insist we must protect this house (and kids) — and Burt Reynolds pass along his burgling skills to a younger generation— to determine which should be called Breaking In.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, Gabrielle Union’s useless kids get kidnapped, and it’s up to her to save them. Sure, the criminal masterminds in this movie are really bad at their job, but that won’t stop Union from dragging out this stand off until they have the required 90 minutes. What’s being advertised as the female version of Taken has little to do with breaking in to a place, and it doesn’t help that the movie poster has a much better title for the movie.
The second film stars Burt Reynolds as an ageing criminal who runs into a younger criminal during a heist. Burt, ever the gentleman, decides to show the kid some of his skills, and a nice little movie is made. It does help that the title plays into two meanings, something everyone associated with this podcast can appreciate.
This one won’t be a toughie, but is either movie good enough to call itself Breaking In? Listen if you dare.
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- Director/Producer: Robert Rau
- Executive Producer: Jeremy White