This weekend, movie theaters around the country are giving us quite a treat in the form of “Hustlers,” the new film starring Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer and Lili Reinhart. The movie tells the true story of a group of strippers that figure they can make more money ripping off rich guys on their own after the 2008 financial crisis hit the New York strip club business hard.
“Hustlers” has won over critics, earning an 88 percent Fresh rating from review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. That’s not a huge surprise to those who have seen it, because this flick is quite the rousing crowd-pleaser — it’s one of those movies that can make you laugh and cry at the same time.
The fact that “Hustlers” is based on a true story means that it’s very unlikely to ever get a sequel, and generally we think of movies with post-credits scenes as being part of a franchise — what with Marvel using them to tease future movies for so long. But the reality is actually that just as many movies have included an extra scene during or after the credits just for fun. And even those Marvel flicks usually have tmultiple bonus scenes, one to tease the next entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and one or more that just are there as gags.
So does “Hustlers” go that route, by throwing in a mid-credits or post-credits bonus scene? As the credits kick off they’re accompanied by a strip club DJ making announcements over the PA, and very early on he introduces the four main characters (Lopez, Wu, Palmer and Reinhart) for one last performance, and we see them dance together in a celebratory manner like they do after each score during the movie. After that brief sequence end and the credits continue, the only other extra content you’re going to get is more comments from the club DJ.
So while we do encourage our readers to hang out through the credits in appreciation for the many, many people who put in many, many hours to bring the film you just watched to life — if you need to get out of there quickly, you can rest easy knowing that you aren’t missing any extra scenes after that dance.