Hustlers opens to $33 million

Screen Shot 2019-09-17 at 1.35.47 PMHustlers exceeded the expectations of the film company who expected the movie to at least hit 30 million. Fans are excited that Cardi B is in the movie especially since the theme of the film relates to the typical lyrics her fans crave. Robbing men and using sexual tactics as the lure seems to be the new theme amongst the millenials and now some smart writers and filmmakers decided to captialize on the hot topic and create “Hustlers.”  Roger Ebert had the following to say:

Jennifer Lopez struts onto the main stage of a cavernous strip club in “Hustlers” to the blaring tune of Fiona Apple’s late ‘90s anthem “Criminal”—the first line of which, “I’ve been a bad, bad girl,” suggests the knowing, playful tease to come.

Lusty men in musty suits immediately begin throwing money at her legendary derriere—not Lopez’s, exactly, but that of the veteran exotic dancer she portrays, the impeccably preserved Ramona. Still, it’s hard to discern completely between Lopez the superstar and the larger-than-life character she plays in “Hustlers,” and that’s actually part of the pleasure of watching this career-best performance from the multi-talented multi-hyphenate. We know this figure—we know the swagger, the magnetism, the incandescent ability to work an audience—and yet, Lopez has repurposed and repackaged all her well-honed abilities here as a reminder that before she was known as J.Lo, she was a naturally gifted actress.

Fans seem elated yet surprised that J. Lo and Constance Wu are taking the lead. What are your thoughts? Are you excited to see this film? Well before you decide to go see this movie with the kids please examine what common sense media had to say.

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Common Sense Media wants parents to know the following about Hustlers

WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW

Parents need to know that greed is portrayed as good in Hustlers, which mixes themes of female empowerment and friendship with criminal, unethical behavior. It feels like the other side of The Wolf of Wall Street, focusing on New York strippers who manipulated and conned their stockbroker clients to the point of outright stealing. Thanks to the presence of aspirational celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Cardi B, Lizzo, and Keke Palmer, stripping comes across as the key to a glamorous life, in which women can get rich quick by using their sexuality as a weapon. Most of the men they scam are shown as sleazy, leering, gross, and corrupt, which suggests justification for the women’s behavior. Yes, it’s lots of fun and features a notably diverse cast, but it’s also very mature: Expect drug and alcohol use/abuse, strong language (“f–k,” “s–t,” etc.), and sexual content — including nudity, pole/lap dancing, prostitution, and more.

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