Paramount Pictures and Metro Golden Mayer present their new comedy bet for the big screen starring Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway. Directed by Chris Addison and produced by Roger Birnbaum, which was released on May 10, two thousand nineteen.
This film is a remake of the successful film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels of nineteen eighty-eight where Michael Cane and Steve Martin acted and was directed by Frank Oz, which was distributed by Orion Pictures and collected the astronomical sum of fifty million dollars by the box office.
But Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was also a remake of another successful film titled Bedtime Story of the year nineteen sixty-four, which starred Marlon Brandon and David Niven, directed by Ralph Levy and produced by Stanley Shapiro.
This time it is up to the girls to star in this story of Casanova's, Anne Hathaway epitomizes Josephine Chesterfield, an elegant and sophisticated British who is dedicated to scamming millionaire men to strip them of their fortune, while comedy star Rebel Wilson embodies a gross and poorly educated Australian named Penny Rust who scams drunk men and low self-esteem.
This pair of girls meet for the first time on a train that goes to the French Riviera, both go in search of new victims; Penny tackles a passenger and tricks him into buying food and giving him some money, Josephine notices the situation and warns the police, when he arrives at the destination he is arrested by local authorities.
The next day Josephine pays the bail and tells her that the only condition for her freedom is that she leave the country, but she realizes that he is cheating on her to get rid of her, however, Penny locates her and asks him to train her and Teach your tactics.
Josephine accepts and begins to train her little by little, they start with some small-scale victims, and gradually they level up, at first everything is going well but at the same time, things get complicated by Josephine's refusal to share her earnings with Penny for being her apprentice.
Both set a new victim, cheating a billionaire and technology genius named Thomas Westerburg, who is the creator of the successful YaBurnt application. Penny cleverly pretends to be blind, which moves the businessman as his grandmother was also blind. But Josephine plays her card and pretends to be a famous and expert ophthalmologist who is willing to treat Penny's disease by experimenting with unorthodox techniques such as a trick to approach Thomas.
As time goes by trying to cheat Thomas, Penny falls in love with his victim when he realizes that his feelings towards her, confused by their actions, cancel the bet, but Josephine challenges it and proposes another bet, it is no longer They must take your money, now they must steal your heart.
Josephine takes the lead and denies Penny in front of everyone saying that her condition as a blind person is false, which causes the anger of all the women around Thomas. Josephine takes advantage of the situation and sneaks into the Westerburg room and tries to seduce him.
The next day Penny finds out from a conversation with the housekeeper that Josephine spent the night in the victim's room; She claims him and Thomas agrees to see the beautiful Briton spent the night but hiring his professional services as an ophthalmologist.
Westerburg notifies you that you must leave France; Nostalgic meet at the residence and realize that the supposed scientific scam to each one with five hundred thousand dollars, which is the grandson of a famous scammer Escoses nicknamed Medusa.
Now our jackets became prey, and they must recover their money.