DIRECTOR: chris addison (debut)
starring: Anne hathaway, rebel wilson, alex sharp, and ingrid oliver
REVIEWER: emily carter
Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star as female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, who team up to take down the dirty rotten men who have wronged them.
Worried all the laughs are in the trailer? Well, you're in luck, because The Hustle has sprinkles of giggles and gutsy guffaws throughout!
Penny (Rebel Wilson) is a small-time con-artist, set out to see what men are made of and prepared to show them who's boss when they simply don't cut it. A chance meeting with con mastermind Josephine (Anne Hathaway) sees her conning days take a sophisticated turn!
Can their best cons combine or is the game best played solo? The Hustle sees two women working their trade to take down rich men all-too-familiar with getting their way. With different methods, a little sequins versus a lot of spandex, Penny and Josephine bring some very different strategies to the table. From Josephine's palatial base in France, they put themselves in the path of gullible men with money to spare - and so the hustle begins.
This is probably some of Rebel Wilson's best in my books. She's honing her comedic craft and this film really allowed her to take centre stage, rather than staying put as the funny sidekick. Anne Hathaway's British accent was a little biting which unfortunately gave her character some cringe-factor. However, the pair's chemistry was so light, fun and watchable.
Just when you think this is another predictable flick, The Hustle becomes a pleasant surprise. Let the fun unfold with this comedic treat!