The Hustle Review

The Hustle Review

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a comedy film that was released in 1988. This comedy genre film is about two men who bet to cheat a rich woman. They fought for the inheritance of 50,000 dollars. This film is a remake of Bedtime Story, starring Marlon Brando in 1964. Because of its popularity, director Chris Addison tried to revitalize it through a film called The Hustle (2019). But Chris tried a new approach by doing a gender swap of the main characters in this film. The upper-class fraudster was played by Anne Hathaway while the lower-class fraudster was played by Rebel Wilson. You can watch it on 123 movies.

Penny Rust (Rebel Wilson) understands that she has no “assets” that can be used to attract men’s attention. Because of that she deliberately lured men using sexy female photos. She will then pretend to be told by the sexy woman to be a substitute on a blind date. Then she will make a sad story that the sexy woman needs money and the men will be hooked. Penny was then interested in going up to class. She then moved to a city inhabited by upper-class people in France and tried his luck in deceiving.

Meanwhile, Josephine Chesterfield (Anne Hathaway) is an accomplished con artist who lives in France. She has been poor across the world of deceptive deception and managed to hook up to high-class victims. Not just using seduction with a beautiful face or attractive body, Josephine uses her wits. She is clever, creative, good at acting, and masters various languages. At first glance, we will consider him a wealthy socialite with high education. Despite class differences, Josephine regards Penny as a rival and tries to drive her out subtly.

Penny insisted that she wanted to learn from Josephine. She was then recruited for an internship and participated in playing a fraud scenario created by Josephine. But the rivalry between the two can not be dammed. From the beginning hostile, working together, they chose to be hostile again. Both of them used every means to become the only con artists in the city. Unfortunately, their plan failed because there was a third party who was no less great at deceptive matters.

Actually this film has great potential for success. Especially with the presence of Anne and Rebel. From the start, Anne’s acting was truly thrilling. She is skilled in various languages and dialects. She is also like a chameleon that can change faces. Acting as any character, Anne is more than capable. So does Rebel. Although Rebel often plays in comedy films, it seems that in The Hustle his behavior is less abdominal. Even though Rebel has a funny talent. Her expression, her gesture, really fits the role of Penny.