Hustlers, a film directed by Lorene Scafaria. This is one of those movies that took me by surprise. So to sum up the plot of this one is a crew of exotic dancers are struggling to get by after the market crashes and the economy is in the can. Well, The ring leader Romona played by Jennifer Lopez and the lead role Destiny played by Constance wu who both do such an amazing job with these characters. They come up with a game plan to hustle the big wealthy CEO and Stockbrokers into spending thousands of dollars on a night out to just pocket most of it themselves.
Now I can see a lot of reasons people will not really appreciate or agree with things in this movie. But it had a lot of good things going for it. Like I stated before the performances by J-Lo were damn near perfect, she took this role by storm and it shows. In addition to Constance who took her role in the same direction becoming part of the story in a way that it felt like it was all really happening. The story itself was well written and there were a few points that felt a little slow but all in all I’m really impressed with how this one turned out.
Some of the things I can see wrong with this movie, If you have any kind of presence on the internet you know how sensitive people are to certain subjects right now, and without getting too deep into all that. I’ll leave it as this could 100% rub people the wrong way. One other small thing is it did have a few points that dragged on a little. I have to say as a parent myself some parts that involved the girl’s children kinda bothered me having the kids around certain types of behaviour plucked at a couple of nerves.
All in all, I really enjoyed this movie. It was fun and sexy, but still showed a deeper more meaningful plot than “Just a stripper movie” as I’ve heard it be called. So with this film I’m going to give this one 4 out of 5 stars. It definitely earned a spot in my list of the best films of the year.