Anne Hathaway and Australian funny gal Rebel Wilson ham it up in this reboot of the Steve Martin/Michael Caine con outing Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
All starts a bit predictably and doesn’t really get much better with all the tricks having been done before. Script is pretty so-so despite the attempts of the girls to add the spice although a few amusing gags did bring a mild smile to these lips.
Owing as much to Heartbreakers from 2001 as it does to Scoundrels, the proceedings could have been improved by a little less formulaic approach without detracting from the hat tip. But, as always, don’t change a successful formula and we’re left actually looking forward to the sequel which will no doubt add a further member to the con team. Was half expecting a cameo from either or both of Messrs. Martin and Caine as it might have helped beef up the ending however neither were anywhere to be seen.
Overall mildly amusing, but I do find a little bit of Ms Wilson does go a long way so I’m a 6.5/10 on it.
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