Hustlers

Snooze. I wasn’t aware of this story, based on real life strippers hustling wall street men. Frankly, it’s ok, that I didn’t. It’s your standard whoa is me, just making a living, life gets in the way oh well people get taken advantage of type movie. No surprises no edge of your seat feeling and no real peak.

JLo, well, she doesn’t seem to be able to decide if she truly wants to be an actress or simply rely on what she’s known for, the brand she’s created. As such, she keeps you at a distance in her performance leaving you without sympathy or any real feeling for her character. In fact, you wonder where the line is between fact and fiction! Constance Wu puts in a good performance but like with JLo, it’s hard to care much for her character.

I blame the director who despite the subject mater, puts together a safe film for which it’s easy to remain a distant third party voyeur . Cinematography and editing is good. Not sure why it’s up for any awards. Is it date night worthy…hmmm…yah I suppose so if you are looking for a light night of fun (wink wink) without much focus on the film.