The Hustle Review and Rating (2019)

The Hustle is a gender-swapped rehash of "buddy films" featuring tricksters who are out to outwit each other and con people of their money. The films that immediately come to your mind are the 1964 released "Bedtime Story" starring David Niven and Marlon Brando, and the 1988 released "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" featuring Michael Caine and Steve Martin.

Director Chris Addison replaces the heroes of the original with women, so here we have Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson playing high-stake fraudsters who swindle naive people. She does so probably, as Hathaway's character puts it, "men can't imagine that a woman is cleverer than they are." And she fails miserably.

Set in the sophisticated but fictional town of Beaumont-sur-Mer, Josephine Chesterfield (Anne Hathaway), a glamorous seductress fleeces gullible wealthy men from all corners of the world. Into her well-ordered, meticulously schemed universe, bursts a small-time trickster Penny Rust (Rebel Wilson) an Australian who is
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