Netflix has made it a habit of exceeding our expectations for a long time now. Their recent release, Hustle, has already become one of the fan favorites. The movie is so natural and realistic, that it makes you wonder: is it based on a true story?
Well, unfortunately, the answer is no. Hustle is a wonderful and fantastic piece of fiction brought together by Taylor Materne and Will Fetters. Hustle is the perfect film to binge watch on the weekend if you are into sports drama. The film has made quite an impact on the audience, and it has just made us want more.
What is the film Hustle about?
The film follows the journey of Stanley Sugerman, an NBA scout, who becomes ferociously determined to bring another talent, Bo Cruz, into light.
Stanley has been traveling overseas for a long time which creates a rift between his family. When he is finally offered a job where he can be near home, the employer, Rex, dies. Unfortunately, his son, Vince, takes his place and sends Stanley back overseas. After being back to square one and having no luck finding any players in Spain, he wanders about while coming across a local game, where he is struck by the incredible talent of a player, Bo Cruz.
After going through the hustle of contacting Bo, he finds that Bo was previously selected for going to America, but he had to back off for his unborn child. Stanley, realizing that he can now live his dreams through Bo, becomes determined to bring Bo to the limelight.
He tries everything to make sure that Bo’s talent gets utilized where it needs to be used; he even brings Bo to America with his own money knowing that due to Bo’ previous charges, he could be deported back if he is arrested in America.
The film shows us all the hurdles Stanley and Bo have to face to get Bo accepted in the first place. Bo has to face his under-confidence head-on, but will he succeed? Will the 76ers ever accept?
After all this hustle, do they finally succeed?
Is Hustle based on a true story? As much as we would like it to be, Hustle is a mind-blowing story penned up by the writers Taylor Materne and Will Fetters. The movie was directed by Jeremiah Zagar.
When and where was Hustle released?
The film Hustle released on June 3, 2022 in the theaters and was made available for streaming on June 8, 2022.
Who is there in the movie?
The film stars Adam Sandler as the main protagonist in the movie. He plays the role of Stanley Sugerman, the NBA scout who promotes the new talent Bo Cruz, played by Juancho Hernangomez. Additionally, Queen Latifah acts as Stanley’s wife, Teresa, and Ben Foster plays the role of Vince Merrick, the co-owner of 76ers. Robert Duvall makes an appearance as Rex Merrick, the actual owner of the 76ers, who dies early in the movie.