The Hustle brings us the genre of comedy you never asked for – the return of the mismatched pair.
Both clichés are here: the sexy confident one, and the fat idiot. Between Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson, which one do you think each of them is?
To add insult to injury, this is a remake of 1988’s dire Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, with Steve Martin and Michael Caine, in which two down-and-out con artists engage in a “loser leaves town” contest.
This looks beyond terrible, and shame on The Thick Of It‘s Chris Addison for making this his directorial debut.
The Hustle is released in the UK on May 10th.
Check out the trailer below:
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