The Hustle is rated PG-13 and I had to know: is this one ok for kids? The Hustle Parent Movie Review lets you know if this re-imagineered female-centric remake of the classic Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is safe for kids (and if it’s worth going to see in the theaters!).”
The Hustle looked funny when I first saw the trailers, but I just wasn’t sold. I saw the male version, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, years ago but barely remember it.
And the early reviews were saying it just wasn’t good- so I went into this movie expecting very little.
But it was $5 Tuesdays at AMC so, hey, what did I have to lose?
Was The Hustle as bad as critics are making it out to be? And since it’s rated PG-13, is it family-friendly?
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About The Hustle
Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway are a pair of con artists working the marks in a seaside town in the south of France. Brit Josephine Chesterfield (Hathaway) is polished and glam, with a sprawling home in Beaumont-sur-Mer and likes to defraud wealthy men. Penny Rust (Wilson), stumbles into her scene and disrupts the well-oiled show. She’s an Aussie who is the polar opposite of Josephine and has a lot to learn from the established Josephine.
One thing that connects them: they are both excellent at what they do, and what they do is take money from men.
Runtime: 93 minutes
The Hustle Review: It Wasn’t That Bad (Shrugs)
Maybe it was a slow day, maybe I just needed a laugh, but I didn’t hate this movie.
Plus it was a little over 90 minutes so I really thought- hey, why not? I’m not committing myself to too much over here.
I went in with extremely low expectations based on the buzz- and the fact that Rebel Wilson is a hit and miss comedian for me- but came out thinking, hey, it’s not *that* bad.
Hathaway is legit funny, though. If you haven’t been paying attention, she is certainly an actress that can do it all and watching her in this film gave me some laugh out loud moments.
The whole theater- of which there were about 10 of us- lightly cracked up the whole time.
Wilson used her physical comedy to the extreme in this story, and she can sell a fall like no one else. It can sometimes be awkward to watch, but there is definitely a grace to her pratfalls that kept me engaged.
I’m not saying it’s actually smart or funny or even needed to be made in the grand scheme of things, but I’ve sat through way worse movies. However- do you want to spend your money on a movie when the review can best be summed up with, “Eh, it could be worse?”
Bottom line: save this one for streaming when it hits Netflix. I didn’t hate it, but if you spend a full price movie ticket these days on this one- you’ll regret spending that $14.95.
When Can You Pee During The Hustle?
Easiest part of this review.
Whenever you need to go, go. You won’t miss much that you can’t piece together when you return.
There is a twist at the very end, so plan to go any time before the last 10-15 minutes and you’ll be fine!
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Is There An End Credit Scene In The Hustle?
There is- but… you don’t need to wait around for this one.
It’s not really funny, and just an extension on the “Lord of the Rings” con that happened earlier in the movie.
If you are ready to leave, go ahead and know you didn’t miss a thing!
The Hustle Parent Movie Review
Is The Hustle kid-friendly? Can you let your teens see The Hustle?
You could do worse, my friends. But it’s not necessary to take them. So you probably shouldn’t.
There are a lot of sexual jokes and content (mostly from Wilson- not a shocker!) that might be too much for anyone under the age of 13 to hear. The majority of the laughs came from the physical comedy, however, so depending on your kids they might gloss over the rest.
Really- this just depends on your kiddo and how observant they are when it comes to this kind of thing.
But it’s there- and it’s Rebel Wilson level crass. If you don’t want to be in the position to explain certain things in the theater, then I’d suggest adhering to the PG-13 rating and keep those younger kids at home.
Patty Holliday is a parent movie reviewer, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews. As a lifelong fangirl and pop culture connoisseur, she’s been creating online since 2009. You can find her work at No-Guilt Disney.com, No-Guilt Fangirl.com, No-Guilt Life, and as host of the top-rated No-Guilt Disney Podcast.