May 10, 2019

The Hustle is in theaters on May 10th, 2019.

‘The Hustle’ hits theaters this weekend. I will say going into this movie, I didn’t think it was going to be good or entertaining at all. However, I was wrong. I was literally laughing out loud throughout majority of the movie. Apparently, this movie is a remake of a movie called ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.’ I have never heard of this movie, (sorry I’m a 90’s baby) therefore I cannot compare this movie to that one. There are many people who think this movie is a waste of time and really bad, but I thought it was fun.

‘The Hustle’ is about a low class grifter, Lonnie (Rebel Wilson) who basically does small cons for a living and survives off the money she receives. While traveling to a rich seaside French town, she meets Josephine (Anne Hathaway), a professional, rich con-artist. Josephine sees that Lonnie is a con like herself and tricks Lonnie into leaving the town. Lonnie discovers she was fooled and comes back with vengeance. Soon the two decide to work together for a short period of time, they then decide to bet against each other for $500,000.

You can tell that Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson worked very well together and they had a lot of fun making the movie. The story is very straightforward, meaning it was very easy to predict what was going to happen throughout the movie. Anne Hathaway was funny and did a really fine job, I also loved a lot of her outfits. Wilson on the other hand was okay. I personally didn’t think she was that funny in the Pitch Perfect movies. In those movies, she seemed to try really hard and be really out there for a laugh, and I didn’t really find it funny. She does the same thing in this movie. I’m not saying she wasn’t funny in the movie. She does some outrageous things, and I did laugh. But there were also times she was just being too silly with no significance to the story. But despite all that, the two of them together were entertaining to watch.

The movie may not have been original, but it wasn’t boring. If you do go out and see this movie this weekend, be aware there is a post credit scene!

Rating: 2 out of 5

Nicolette Nicolette (Contributor) is a Chicago Native who loves watching movies (some definitely more than once). Her favorite genres include Thrillers and Dramas. When she's not at the movies you can most likely find her at a live concert, singing along to a Disney classic or binge watching Netflix.
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