Verdict: Rebel Wilson & Anne Hathaway make this fun entertainer worth a watch.
All-female comedies have always given us something to enjoy. From Mean Girls to Bad Moms and even Girls Trip, these films have become cult classics in the genre. They made us laugh, cry, and get entertained all together. Joining this list of enjoyable comedies is The Hustle, starring Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway. The movie is essentially a heist comedy but what we get from The Hustle is an unlikely story of a partnership between two very smart and funny women. The lead actresses make this film a fun watch that can be enjoyed at any time of the day and with any person, even solo.
What’s The Hustle About:
Penny Rust (Rebel Wilson) is a small-time con artist who dupes men by first catfishing them and then extracting their money on the pretext of getting silicon enhancements. When she realizes that she can make a lot more money off the rich men in the French Riviera, she wastes no time in heading there, where she meets the refined and cultured Josephine Chesterfield (Anne Hathaway). At first, Penny thinks Josephine is just another rich woman but the fact is that Josephine herself is a big-time con artist, much like Penny. The two initially start working together and later turn against each other. They get the perfect opportunity to prove who’s better when the young and wealthy tech mogul Thomas Westerburg (Alex Sharp) enters the fray and the two women challenge each other to steal his money.
The plot and trailer of The Hustle are engaging enough to get you into the theatres and that is a decision you do not regret. Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway give you plenty of reasons to watch this fun entertainer, be it with their hilarious situation or how they make the most of it. The two characters have very contrasting personalities, which makes their partnership in the movie even more entertaining. Rebel brings a progressive lure into her role and is easy to connect with while Anne is simply wonderful to watch on screen with her suave persona. Rebel Wilson even shares great chemistry with Alex Sharp who is portrayed as her romantic interest.
The film is mainly based in the French Riviera so the locales are also breathtaking and add to the charm of the film. The supporting characters come and go, giving us plenty of hilarious situations Dean Norris makes the most impact and Rebel Wilson’s brief moments with Tim Blake Nelson and Ingrid Oliver are fairly entertaining and laugh-worthy.
What Could’ve Been Better:
The plot of The Hustle seems to progress to nowhere but Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway’s performances make the movie worth a watch.
Why You Should Watch:
Need a fun film to watch with friends? Or a light entertainer at the end of the day? Or simply a breather from the regular run-of-the-mill dramas? The Hustle works for every situation. It serves great entertainment with two very funny actresses who do not disappoint at all.