How would 1988’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels fare if it were remade with a gender swap 30 years later?
That seems to have been the question pondered by those behind The Hustle. While Dirty Rotten Scoundrels played itself quite close to 1964’s Bedtime Story, The Hustle keeps things pretty much identical to the Steve Martin and Michael Caine ‘80s comedy. Rebel Wilson plays the more devil-may-care con-person of the pair, while Anne Hathaway carries out her dirty work with quite a bit more style. The occasional situation is given the odd updated twist, and some sight gags are great, but if you know how either of the other two play out, you know how this one ends. Still, it’s the journey that matters, and The Hustle scams some decent laughs along the way.
Release Date: August 28, 2019
Format: DVD, Blu-ray
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Alex Sharp
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