Monday, February 3, 2014

American Hustle Review

Five people, three men, two women, dressed in '70s clothes, fading into a black background
(movie poster; source Wikipedia)
I've been dying to see this movie for a couple of months now. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to see this movie until this past weekend. And boy, was it worth the wait. This movie is nominated for ten Academy Award nominations, so you have to think that it's pretty good.
The film is about Irving Rosenfeld (played by Christian Bale), who is a con artist. By 1978, he and his mistress Sidney Prosseler (played by Amy Adams) have gotten the art of conning people down pact. They are a well matched couple, Sidney aiding the scams by posing as British Edith Greensley. However, the pair can't be together because Irving's wife, Rosalyn (played by Jennifer Lawrence) wouldn't divorce him, and uses their son Danny as a pawn to keep her husband.
The pair get caught by FBI agent Richard DiMasso (played by Bradley Cooper). However they are offered a deal to help catch four criminals, in exchange for freedom. The pair agrees. They try to hurt the New Jersey mayor of Camden, in addition to other politicians by accusing them of accepting illegal funding. In the mean time, DiMasso is interested in Sidney, which creates a love triangle between them and Irv.
I'm not going to say any more about the movie, because I want you all to see it. I loved this movie a lot because it's different. It keeps you on your toes from beginning to end. The acting was done quite well, and I have to say that the costumes were also very well done. I actually got the feel of the seventies from watching this movie.
I will however, like to warn you all with sensitive ears. This movie has a lot of swearing, so I don't recommend to people that are not too into the whole swearing thing. There's some, but not much, nudity and sex scenes, as well.
Overall? If you're looking for a good movie to see, I would recommend you guys to see it. 

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