Monday, June 29, 2015

American Hustle (2013)

Director: David O. Russell

Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence, Louis C.K., Robert De Niro

Irving Rosenfeld a con man that has been running small scams out of his office. Sydney Prosser walks into his office in need and to scam him. Irving Rosenfeld and his partner, Sydney Prosser, are busted by FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. They are forced to work for Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia. The more people that they can help take down the better off they will be.

The story for the movie was pretty interesting. It felt like you were watching an old movie from the 70's, like those cheesy B detective movies. They filled the movie with big names and the look and feel of the 70's, but not too much else.

The movie is good, but I do not feel that it deserved all of the praise that it received from the award season. The look of the movie was really good, but some of the scenes looked too fake to me. it was sometimes a bit over the top in design. The wardrobe was spot on for the time period and the characters. The clothing was the best part of the movie.

The cast for the movie was really good, for the most part. Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence were wonderful in their roles, and, they look amazing. Christian Bale was bad for his role, unless that was how he was suppose to act. His character had a heart problem and a terrible hair piece. His acting really seemed pretty dry and tame to me, unless that was what he was going for. There was so little excitement or emotion in his character that anyone could have played the role.   Bradley Cooper was the worst in the entire movie. He was over acting so much of the time that his scenes in the movie were ridiculous. He was acting like an idiot during the end of the movie. Just being way too silly as a cop. His character was high on coke, but it still doesn't explain his behavior. I never understood the big deal about him perming his hair. It did nothing for the movie or the scene, but it was made such a deal. The rest of the cast was fine no problem at all.

This is a movie worth watching, but it is not a rewatcher at all. I was glad that I saw it once, but I will not do it again. Enjoy.

American Hustle (2013) Trailer

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