Movie Review #8446
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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I'm a movie nut from way back with my first ever being The Hallelujah Trail from 1964. Ever since, I've been mesmerized by the giant screen, and the darkness that went on forever. Despite the infernally uncomfortable seats, (plus having to stand for God Save the Queen), I've been enticed ever since to duck into a theatre whenever I can for a few hours of escapism.