Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama. Dir: Lorene Scafaria. Country: USA.
A critically-acclaimed and extraordinarily entertaining heist-caper with depth and intelligence that elevates it above its genre, HUSTLERS is a dazzling and vibrant feminist drama with fully realised female characters – starring Jennifer Lopez in the performance of her career, marking her as a top contender for the upcoming awards season.
Inspired by the article published by New York Magazine entitled “The Hustlers at Scores” written by Jessica Pressler, HUSTLERS follows Destiny (Constance Wu), a stripper working to make ends meet. Destiny’s life changes forever when she becomes friends with Ramona (Jennifer Lopez) — the club’s top money earner. Ramona soon shows Destiny how to finagle her way around the wealthy Wall Street clientele who frequent the club. But when the 2008 economic collapse cuts into their profits, the gals and two other dancers devise a daring scheme to take their lives back.