All-girl crime comedy caper The Hustle has just landed on Showmax, and we’ve got to say that, hands down, the best part is Rebel Wilson’s South African accent. “Howzit Kathy!” will have you snorting as the Aussie actress does us proud. To get your fill of loud, proud, in-your-face dirty humour while you wait for The Hustle, stream these Rebel Wilson movies.
Pitch Perfect (Showmax)
It’s all about the bass, treble and every vocal range imaginable in this musical comedy. Rebel plays Fat Amy, a larger-than-life singer who’s part of the Bellas all-girl a cappella troupe. What Fat Amy lacks in vocal skills (she actually doesn’t – she’s awesome and that really is Rebel singing), she more than makes up for with her confidence.
Pitch Perfect 2 (Showmax)
This sequel starts off a little ruder as Fat Amy flashes US President Obama and the rest of the world while performing at the Kennedy Space Centre, disgracing her group and getting them suspended from the World Championship Acappella tournament. Check out her “audition” performance on The Graham Norton Show below.
Weddings are stressful, but you know what’s more stress? Getting a group of bridesmaids together, keeping the peace and not ending up in hospital. Because that’s what almost happens in this over-the-top comedy. Rebel plays Brynn, a British woman who lives with her brother and befriends her bride-to-be roommate Annie Walker (Kristen Wiig). Brynn is one of those people who says what her brain thinks (or doesn’t think through) whether you want to hear it or not. Like when she asks Annie to move out, rubs her leg reassuringly and makes it clear that Annie needs a wax. Prickly indeed!
The Hustle (Showmax)
Think iconic movie Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988 with Steve Martin and Michael Caine) as small-time con artist Penny (Rebel) sees her game plan go down the drain when stylish super con woman Josephine (Anne Hathaway) threatens her game in the French Riviera. Watching them duke it out and resort to every petty, dirty trick in the book is hilarious, especially since Rebel and Anne have brilliant comedy timing. Plus, don’t forget Rebel’s persona Emke Bekker, wildlife smuggler extraordinaire. “I love the Springboks, hey!”
Pitch Perfect 3 (Netflix)
If the first two movies weren’t crazy enough, Fat Amy and her galpals are back and they’re more out of control than ever. FA is single and she discovers that her crime lord dad is staying at the same hotel she’s at. Worse yet, Amy gets dragged into a high-stakes celebrity poker game set up by her dad and it’s going to interfere with Fat Amy and the Bellas getting their a cappella group back together to perform.
Need a laugh? Check out Rebel’s interview with Ellen DeGeneres where she talks about everything from Pitch Perfect 3 to drinking in Spain and riding camels in Dubai.
Isn’t It Romantic (Netflix)
Rebel’s character Natalie is a dillusioned architect with low self-esteem, an inability to stay in a relationship for more than a month and a strong aversion to rom-com movies. That changes when Natalie is mugged and knocked out cold. When she wakes up, she is IN a rom-com and every cliché that made her gag before is happening to her.
Whether it’s falling for the wrong guy or being the crazy woman who tries to stop a wedding and declare her love for the groom, Natalie is living it. It has a happy ending (duh, it’s a rom-com), Liam Hemsworth as Rebel’s love interest Blake, and Rebel singing again. What could be better?
Here’s Rebel telling Ellen about her hottie co-star Liam.