THE HUSTLE (12)
D: Chris Addison
MGM/Pin High/Cave 76/Camp Sugar (Roger Birnbaum & Rebel Wilson)
US 🇺🇸 2019
W: Jac Schaeffer [based on the screenplays "Bedtime Story" by Paul Henning & Stanley Shapiro, and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" by Dale Launer]
DP: Michael Coulter
Ed: Anthony Boys
Mus: Anne Dudley
Anne Hathaway (Josephine Chesterfield), Rebel Wilson (Penny Rust), Alex Sharp (Thomas Westerburg), Ingrid Oliver (Brigitte Desjardins)
A woefully unfunny, misandrist remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, gender-switching the two main characters because in 2019 this is, presumably, all Hollywood has to offer to actresses in order to "level the playing field".
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was, in fact, a remake of a 1960's caper called Bedtime Story, but with Steve Martin & Michael Caine in the starring roles, it made the story its own and was one of the funniest movies of the 1980's.
This has Anne Hathaway & Rebel Wilson playing a couple of odious bitches, and that sentence is all that this pathetic excuse for a film deserves.