The camera focuses on this car freshener at various points in Ocean's Eleven:

enter image description here

What's the significance of the car freshener?


1 Answer 1


That car freshener hints at the existance of a certain vehicle that cannot yet be shown to us without spoiling the big surprise:

The car freshener is later shown to be hanging in the SWAT team transporter, which the team uses to stage their getaway with the money.

So even though we cannot really draw any conclusions from this visual signifier that early in the film, it makes for a more satisfying experience to at least have been shown some evidence of something more going on in the background, thus making us feel a little complicit.

  • 5
    And if you look closely, you can see that the scent of the car freshener is "Royal Pine". This is a play on words as Ocean's Crew is becoming a "Royal Pain" in the butt of their mark Mr. Benedict. Dec 1, 2020 at 19:11

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .