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The Hustle

Published September 6, 2019

The Hustle

Film info

  • Title The Hustle
  • Director Chris Addison
  • Year 2019
  • Run time 1hr 33m
  • Genres Mystery, Comedy
  • Tagline They're giving dirty rotten men a run for their money

Josephine Chesterfield (Anne Hathaway) is a glamorous, seductive Brit with a penchant for defrauding gullible wealthy men. Into her well-ordered world bursts Penny Rust (Rebel Wilson), an Aussie who is as free-form and fun-loving as Josephine is calculated and cunning. Despite their differences, both are masters of the art of the fleece. Wilson's talent for physicality and Hathaway's wit are a combustible combination as the pair pull out all the stops to swindle a tech billionaire (Alex Sharp).

Live blog

TimeComment
1:42“It’s really risky meeting someone online. You never know if people are going to be as ugly on the inside as they are on the outside.”
4:07I remember her talking about the bin bag dress during promotional stuff. Yay!
8:10“How much is this worth?” “That’s a beer coaster.”
10:02Double backpack strategy.
16:58Did she really do the jet boots thing? Terrifying.
21:07Train bitch.
26:15“Just letting you know, I’m salad intolerant.”
32:03Lord of the Rings play. I wonder what that entails.
39:55Don’t keep your monies in Bitcoin!
40:49“Checking my precious stocks on the NASCAR index.”
42:51“Agree to unagree.”
50:36Noo, don’t rip off the nice guy.
1:04:21They’re funny but I feel bad.
1:06:00“I have a lot of good ideas and hoodies are cheap.”
1:11:47Mein coding.
1:17:32Albert the butler is funny.
1:21:43I’ve been asking about Medusa this whoooole time and still didn’t guess it.
1:28:37She’s just SO posh though.

Thoughts

This was such a disappointment. Putting two great women together like this should work out with a great movie, but it just didn’t work from start to finish. It took too long to get them together, and then they were enemies rather than working together to con someone which would have been far more fun.

If there were any jokes in there, they weren’t funny, and the cons themselves weren’t very good either. The only highlights were some of the supporting characters who were good, and the fact that I didn’t guess the twist. Otherwise, take or leave this film, and I’d recommend leaving it.

Rating: 2 / 5

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