Qt3 Movie Podcast: The Hustle

#1
What if Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway teamed up for “comedic” effect?

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.quartertothree.com/fp/2019/05/14/qt3-movie-podcast-the-hustle/
#2

I’m so happy you guys are enjoying Patriot - one of my favourite shows from the last couple of years - darkly comic, excellent music and wonderful central performances. It’s great.

We’re all McMillan men now.

#3

Ah this is the movie @marquac didn’t like very much.

I’ll rent it eventually to see Anne Hathaway, but my overall expectations are very low. :)

#4

For some reason I thought Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was Steve Martin and David Niven.

#5

Close: it’s Steve Martin and Larry Niven.

#6

This is Chris Addison’s first directed movie and he didn’t write it. I like to think it’s just industry breaking in work, like Kelly said. He directed some very good Veep episodes in addition to his comedy acting work.

#7

It’s so solid. I’m surprised that I like it so much given that the main character is such a pool of despair. But I can understand that, and I think Michael Dorman handles the balance quite well. It’s a tough role to play, doing a sort of blankness with emotional raw pain. It’s kind of beautiful really. And I think the weird songs he makes up helps him convey this.

I’m so glad Tom recommended this to me. It’s up there with my favorite things I’ve watched recently TV-wise. Like “The Night Manager” and “Killing Eve” and “The End of the F***king World”…and others.

Happy we got to talk about it.

-xtien

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