Pain Hustlers synopsis: What is the Netflix movie about?

Pain Hustlers - (L to R) Chris Evans as Brenner and Emily Blunt as Liza in Pain Hustlers. Cr. Brian Douglas/Netflix © 2023.
Pain Hustlers - (L to R) Chris Evans as Brenner and Emily Blunt as Liza in Pain Hustlers. Cr. Brian Douglas/Netflix © 2023. /

Mark your calendars for Friday, Oct. 27, 2023 because that’s when crime drama film Pain Hustlers makes its debut on Netflix. Are you ready for the new movie? I sure am!

If you’re just hearing about the production, don’t you worry. I’m here to tell you all about it so you know what to expect once it debuts. Pain Hustlers is centered around single mom Liza Drake who is a bit down on her luck, per the synopsis. She’s lost her job and is struggling to keep up with her daughter’s worsening health. When Liza gets the opportunity to work at a pharmaceutical start-up, that might actually bring on more consequences than she realizes. Check out the full description and Netflix trailer below:

"Liza Drake is a blue-collar single mom who has just lost her job and is at the end of her rope. A chance meeting with pharmaceutical sales rep Pete Brenner puts her on an upwards trajectory economically but dubious path ethically as she becomes entangled in a dangerous racketeering scheme. Dealing with her increasingly unhinged boss, the worsening medical condition of her daughter, and a growing awareness of the devastation the company is causing forces Liza to examine her choices. Pain Hustlers is a sharp and revealing look at what some people do out of desperation and others do out of greed."

Now you know what the film is all about. But how exactly can you watch it? And who are the actors rounding out the cast list? We’ve got those details for you below!

How to watch Pain Hustlers on Netflix

As mentioned above, Pain Hustlers will be released on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023 at 12 a.m. PT on Netflix. That’s 3 a.m. ET on the west coast and 2 a.m. CT in the Midwest. For those of you outside of the U.S., we shared what time the movie will be released in your timezone below:

  • Hawaii: 9:00 p.m. HST on Thursday, Oct. 26
  • Alaska: 11:00 p.m. AKDT on Thursday, Oct. 26
  • West Coast of the U.S:. 12:00 a.m. PT on Friday, Oct. 27
  • Midwest of the U.S.: 2:00 a.m. CT on Friday, Oct. 27
  • East Coast of the U.S.: 3:00 a.m. ET on Friday, Oct. 27
  • Mountain Time: 1:00 a.m. MT on Friday, Oct. 27
  • Brazil: 4:00 a.m. BRT on Friday, Oct. 27
  • England: 8:00 a.m. BST on Friday, Oct. 27
  • France: 9:00 a.m. CEST on Friday, Oct. 27
  • Germany: 9:00 a.m. CEST on Friday, Oct. 27
  • Italy: 9:00 a.m. CEST on Friday, Oct. 27
  • Spain: 9:00 a.m. CEST on Friday, Oct. 27
  • South Africa: 9:00 a.m. SAST on Friday, Oct. 27
  • Israel: 10:00 a.m. IDT on Friday, Oct. 27
  • Dubai, UAE: 12:00 p.m. GST on Friday, Oct. 27
  • India: 12:30 p.m. IST on Friday, Oct. 27
  • South Korea: 4:00 p.m. KST on Friday, Oct. 27
  • Japan: 4:00 p.m. JST on Friday, Oct. 27
  • Sydney, Australia: 5:00 p.m. AEST on Friday, Oct. 27

The production is directed by David Yates, and based on the book of the same name by Evan Hughes. It first made its debut to the world at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2023 earlier this year. It was then released in select theaters on Oct. 20 before making its Netflix debut.

So who can you expect to see? The movie stars Emily Blunt as Liza Drake; Chris Evans as Pete Brenner; Jay Duplass as Larkin; Andy García as Jack Neel; Catherine O’Hara as Jackie; Brian d’Arcy James as Lydell; Chloe Coleman as Phoebe; Amit Shah as Paley; Aubrey Dollar; and Willie Raysor.

Pain Hustlers begins streaming Friday, Oct. 27, 2023 at 12 a.m. PT on Netflix.

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