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The Hustle (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: The Hustle
Year: 2019
Genre: Crime, Comedy
Directed By: Chris Addison
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Alex Sharp
About: Two con women - one low rent and the other high class - team up to take down the men who have wronged them.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j5hwooOHVE

My Review:
Having asked my Facebook page what film they would like me to review last week (sorry for the delay) they chose The Hustle. This is a movie that I wanted to see in the cinema but never got around to. I was excited by the premise of the movie and the casting as it had Anne Hathaway however it ended up being not as good as I had expected.

Showing how both of the main female characters in the movie Penny played by Rebel Wilson and Josephine by Anne Hathaway both in their own hustling ways was a good way of showing their own distinct styles. By further showing how Penny is an amateur and hustles people who only see her as her looks and decides that they should be taken advantage of where as Josephine decides straight away and once she has her target goes for the kill as well as having people who help her, shows the difference in the two woman as well as how much opportunity there is for Penny to grow. By having Penny learn from Josephine about how to Hustle and them both using their abilities to make a play on people I thought was clever and showed how much better the woman were when the teamed up and seemed like they both made a friend in each other which I felt that they were both really wanting. Their feud over the man Thomas and both woman wanting to get money out of him using their best hustling techniques and using their opponents as well was clever and funny to watch especially with the techniques of trying to get Penny to see again when she pretends to be a blind woman. When both Penny and Alex seem to be really into each other and therefore changing the bet to who can seduce him first I thought changed the dynamic of the movie as Josephine seemed to have a lot more sex appeal than Penny did. The ending in which showed how Alex was actually a conman himself and used both the woman in order to get a million dollars was impressive and something in which I personally didn't see coming throughout the film. Having the three team together after to get even more money from people was a clever way to have their friendships blossom and have the love Penny and Alex had for each other continue.

What I didn't like about The Hustle was that the humour seemed really forced at times throughout and some of the jokes got old really quickly making the film seem longer than it was. Otherwise, I did enjoy this film. I would recommend it to people who are looking for a comedy movie that does have crime also throughout. I would watch it again.

My Rating: 4/5 

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