Movie Recommendation: Hustle

Kitanya Harrison
3 min readJun 20, 2022
Hustle poster. Adam Sandler wearing a red sweatshirt, seated on one of a row of blue folding chairs. He’s holding a cup of coffee and a basketball is by his left foot.

Hustle is the story of Stanley Sugerman (played by Adam Sandler), an exhausted middle-aged NBA scout, who, on the verge of giving up on his dream of coaching in the league, is revitalized by his quest to get his newly-discovered talent, Bo Cruz (played by Juancho Hernangómez), into the NBA. The film executes this premise exceptionally well, and all the emotional highs and lows we’ve come to expect from our favorite sports movies are there…

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Kitanya Harrison

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