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        Hustlers (2019)

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        Releases December 5, 2019
        Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

        Director:

        Lorene Scafaria

        Writers:

        Jessica Pressler (magazine article), Lorene Scafaria (screenplay)
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        Constance Wu ... Destiny
        Jennifer Lopez ... Ramona
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        Keke Palmer ... Mercedes
        Mercedes Ruehl ... Mother
        Lili Reinhart ... Annabelle
        G-Eazy ... Johnny (as Gerald Earl Gillum)
        Cardi B ... Diamond
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        Storyline

        Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

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        Inspired by a True Story


        Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

        Rated R for pervasive sexual material, drug content, language and nudity | See all certifications »

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        Country:

        USA

        Language:

        English | Spanish | Russian

        Release Date:

        5 December 2019 (Hong Kong) See more »

        Also Known As:

        Estafadoras de Wall Street See more »

        Filming Locations:

        New York City, New York, USA See more »

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        Box Office

        Budget:

        $20,000,000 (estimated)

        Opening Weekend USA:

        $33,181,361, 15 September 2019

        Gross USA:

        $104,703,602

        Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

        $145,003,602
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        Jennifer Lopez visited a strip club with her fiance, Alex Rodriquez, to research her role. See more »

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        J.Lo shines in gritty yet funny stripper drama
        21 September 2019 | by paul-allaerSee all my reviews

        "Hustlers" (2019 release; 110 min.) is "Inspired By a True Story", we are reminded at the beginning. As the movie opens, it is "2007" and an Asian-American girl named Dorothy is getting ready for work at a strip club. Then a Latina woman named Ramona makes her grand entrance and does a spectacular pole dance as Fiona Apple's "Criminal" blasts from the speakers. Duly impressed, Dorothy reaches out to Ramona for some dancing tips, and the two hit it off. We then go to "2014" where we see Dorothy being interviewed by a journalist... At this point we are 10 min. into the movie, but to tell you more of the plot would spoil your viewing experience, you'll just have to see for yourself how it all plays out.

        Couple of comments: this is the latest movie from writer-director Lorene Scafaria, whose "Seeking a Friend For the End of the World" some years ago was one of my favorite movies of that year. Here she takes a New York magazine article and turns it into a wild, wild movie. Beware: not much is left to the imagination. The grand entrance of Jennifer Lopez in that opening scene's pole dance is nothing short of stunning. In fact, the same can be said about Lopez's overall performance, which should be Oscar nomination-worthy, and certainly is a career-best performance. Lopez turned 50 this year, and looks about 35. She takes control of the movie, and requests, makes that demands, your attention. You are more than happy to give it to her. Constance Wu, Keke Palmer, and Lili Reinhardt round out the primary performers. Check out Cardi B and Lizzo (part of the strip gang). When a movie's principal set is a strip club, you can expect a lot of fist-pumping music, and the movie more than delivers on that level. In addition to the aforementioned Fiona, there are songs from Britney Spears, Janet Jackson ("Control", of course), Fat Joe, Queen She, 50 Cent, and many, many more.

        "Hustlers" premiered a few weeks ago at the Toronto International Film Festival to immediate acclaim, and was released wide last weekend (outperforming expectations at the box office). The Saturday matinee screening where I saw this at here in Cincinnati in its second weekend of release was attended very nicely (a good 30 people in a small room). If you have an interest in seeing a gritty yet funny stripper drama starring an Oscar nomination-worthy Jennifer Lopez, I'd readily suggest you check this out, be it in the theater, on VOD, or eventually on DVD/Blu-ray, and draw your own conclusion.


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