Movie Review: THE HUSTLE

Movie Review: THE HUSTLE


Director: Chris Addison
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Alex Sharp, Dean Norris

Josephine (Hathaway) is a world class con artist based in the French Riviera. She loves to con old rich men who have wronged their women. She’s high class, dressed to the nines, but can play dumb and innocent to lure them in. She meets her match in another con artist, Penny (Wilson), who seems to be following close in her footsteps. Penny is the opposite in her approach to the con game. She’s boisterous, bumbling, and not afraid to make a scene to steer men off her tracks. Josephine believes she can use Penny to her advantage, so they decide to pair up and pull off a con together. First Jospehine puts her through a “con school” to teach Penny the classier way to pull things off. Their target is a young, app developer (Sharp) who lives out of his sweatshirt and laid back sensibilities. Think of a Mark Zuckerberg type as the foil in this gender-swapped remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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