"Hustlers" is a 2019 American crime comedy-drama film directed by Lorene Scafaria.
The starring cast includes Constance Wu as Destiny, Jennifer Lopez as Ramona Vega, Julia Stiles as Elizabeth, Keke Palmer as Mercedes, Lili Reinhart as Annabelle, Lizzo as Liz, Cardi B as Diamond, Wai Ching Ho as Destiny's Grandmother, Mercedes Ruehl as Mama, Mette Towley as Justice and others.
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STXfilms on Tuesday, September 03, 2019 released the trailer for "Hustlers" you can watch here:
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Here is a short review of "Hustlers" movie plot summary.
In 2014, Elizabeth (Julia Stiles), a journalist, is working on a story involving former New York City-based stripper Dorothy, known as Destiny (Constance Wu), and Destiny's former friend and mentor, Ramona Vega (Jennifer Lopez).
Seven years prior Destiny is working at Moves, a strip club, to support her grandmother, but is barely getting by. Mesmerized by Ramona's performance and the money she earns, Destiny strikes up a conversation. Ramona agrees to take Destiny under her wing, and the two form a formidable team. Destiny enjoys newfound wealth and a deep friendship with Ramona. A year later, the financial crisis of 2007 - 2008 strikes, and both women find themselves out of a job and lose touch. During this period, Destiny becomes a struggling single parent who has difficulty finding a job.
With no other options, Destiny returns to dancing. However, Moves has changed: the financial crisis has impacted the number of customers, and the club is primarily staffed by dancers from Russia regularly willing to perform sex acts for money, a line Destiny crosses in a moment of desperation. She reconnects with Ramona, who introduces her to her new hustle. Along with her two protegées, Mercedes (Keke Palmer) and Annabelle (Lili Reinhart), Ramona targets rich men at bars. The women pretend to drink with each target while secretly lacing the men's drinks with a ketamine/MDMA mix; once inebriated, they are escorted to Moves where the crew has negotiated a set cut rate that they receive based on how much they are able to charge on their targets' credit card.
The hustle proves itself to be very lucrative, and the women enjoy their new source of wealth. However, other strippers begin to emulate their strategies of bringing the clubs clients for a cut. Furious, Ramona cuts her business ties with Moves, reasoning that they can keep the entirety of what they earn; the group begins to service clients in hotel rooms or their own homes. Mercedes and Annabelle become uncomfortable with the new practice and no longer reliably show up, so Ramona hires women with drug problems and criminal records as well as sourcing strangers as new clients against Destiny's advice.
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"Hustlers" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 7, 2019 (TIFF), on September 13, 2019 (United States, United Kingdom), on September 26, 2019 (Hungary), on November 28, 2019 (Germany) and on January 24, 2020 (Turkey) distributing by STXfilms, STX Entertainment, STX International, ACME, Blitz Film & Video Distribution, CatchPlay, Cathay-Keris Films, Diamond Films, Digi-Optic Films, Elevation Pictures, Forum Film Bulgaria, Forum Film Slovakia, Impuls Pictures, Joyncontents Group, Kinomania, Leonine Distribution, Lucky Red, MM2 Entertainment, Meloman, Metropolitan Filmexport, Monolith Films, Myndform, Odeon, Panorama Entertainment, Pro Video Film & Distribution Kft., Regents, Roadshow Film Distributors (NZ) Ltd., Roadshow Films, SF Norge A/S, Sky Cinema, The Searchers, Times Media Films, Top Film, Universal Pictures International (UPI), Vertical Entertainment, Cinemundo, Film & TV House, GEM Entertainment, Remain In Light, Showtime Networks and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE).
The duration of the film is 110 minutes. With a budget of $20.7 million, the film grossed over $157.6 million.
"Hustlers" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.
Principal photography began on March 22, 2019 in New York City, with the shoot lasting 29 days.
"Hustlers" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.3/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 87/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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