Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson form a shocking duo in “Le coup du siècle”. However, the film could have been banned for minors under the age of 17 (unless they were accompanied by an adult). Fortunately, Rebel Wilson was able to prevent this.
The coup of the century : Ocean’s Two
Since his appearances in My best friends and especially in the saga Pitch Perfect, Rebel Wilson has become one of the biggest female stars in American comedy today. A truly success story for the Australian star who, until 2011, was only known in her native lands. Thus, after having completed the third and last part of Pitch Perfect, the actress is found in the poster of four films during the same year 2019 : Isn’t it romantic, Jojo Rabbit, Cats and so The coup of the century. For the occasion, she teams up with Anne Hathaway to form a duo that recalls another buddy movie feminine : The gunslingers, with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.
The coup of the century follows Joséphine and Penny, two con artists who operate in very different social circles. Initially opposed, the two women will nevertheless team up in order to take a crazy bet.
Release the PG-13
In recent years, Hollywood has had fun making remakes of films, in which the cast or the main characters were initially men. We could discover it with Ghostbusters, Ocean’s 8 or even What men want. The Coup of the Century is added to this list since it is the remake of the film The more crook of the two. Indeed, released in 1988, the film directed by Frank Oz could count on Steve Martin and Michael Caine in the main roles. As for the plot, it remains strictly the same as in The coup of the century, except that in this film, it is the men who defraud the women.
While the 1988 film was a PG-rated (i.e., parental support desirable) comedy at the time, its remake released in 2019 was under threat of an R-Rated classification. Obviously, this kind of classification could have posed serious problems for the receipts of the feature film, given that only a smaller audience would have been authorized to view it. Rebel Wilson, who is the producer of the film, therefore came to her aid, saying it was unfair:
I felt like it was unfair to force us to cut our jokes, when much coarser content was in male-directed PG-13 movies. When I put forward my arguments, comparing them to other male films like Featured Presenter: The Legend of Ron Burgundy or Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, you know what’s in our movie is probably less hardcore than some of these male comedies.
Finally, Rebel Wilson won.