7 Things to Love About Logan Lucky

7 Things to Love About <em>Logan Lucky</em>
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Yee-haw! Steven Soderbergh is back with an end of summer hayride of a film that will have you howling. Picture Oceans 11 with hillbillies—but replace a high-end Vegas casino with a NASCAR race, and instead of George Clooney and Brad Pitt in designer suits exchanging witty repartee, sub in Adam Driver and Channing Tatum in army fatigues, giving each other crap in southern drawls over cheap beers and Ding Dongs. Set in a world of little-miss beauty pageants, big hair, and small dreams, Logan Lucky sneaks in at the tail end of summer, hitting theaters Aug. 18.  

The scheme: After getting fired from his construction job, down-on-his-luck, divorced dad Jimmy Logan (Tatum) hatches a plan to rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina during the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR race. He convinces his brother Clyde (played by Driver) to go along with his hair-brained idea and reverse what they feel is their “Logan Curse” —which is basically being losers. Along the way, they enlist a colorful cast of characters to help them, and mayhem ensues.

There are plenty of madcap moments—like when Driver loses his fake arm and when a group of prisoners who have taken over a jail mess hall demand the next installment of George RR Martin’s Winds of Winter before they give in. But here are seven even-better things that happen in this movie. 

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