Movie Review

The Hustle – Movie Review

“She looks like a librarian’s corpse but less lively.”
NW_03085_RAnne Hathaway stars as Josephine Chesterfield and Rebel Wilson as Penny Rust in THE HUSTLE, a Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film.Credit: Christian Black / Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures© 2018 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Sometimes you just need a good comedy.

The Hustle is not art by any means, but it’s a delightfully amusing comedy with two terrific performances by Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson playing a pair of cunning con-women. The script has its weak moments, but both actresses manages to keep the narrative afloat thanks to their astounding chemistry. Yes, I’d genuinely watch a trilogy featuring these two trying to con billionaires on the French Riviera, because you can tell they’re having a ball (particularly Hathaway and that immensely-distracting accent).

The film also has an exotic sense of place which is a nice change from the usual settings (because really who need another comedy set in Manhattan?). It’s set in the fictional town of Beaumont-Sur-Mer, and the whacky hijinks are endless. Yes there’s a lot of slapstick but Hathaway and Wilson are both so adept at the physical comedy that it’s all lighthearted and worthwhile.

Conclusion

A charming vibe and excellent chemistry make for an amusing diversion. It’s nothing extraordinary, but it’s worth a few laughs.

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