American Hustle

In this David O. Russell film, American Hustle, a con man named Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) steps up his heists with the help of a beautiful assistant Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams). Irving and Sydney were pulling cons of all types on the smaller level as to reduce the chances of getting caught. But after Sydney falls short in judgement on one potential client Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper) she gets arrested (Richie is an undercover FBI agent). After getting caught the duo have to work with Richie to bring down other conmen. But Richie soon gets drunk and obsessed with power and tries to go after the mob and politicians. Irving’s wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) plays the role of the woman who should never be involved with anything sinister because she talks too much and lacks judgement. Irving eventually gets her to be quiet long enough to pull of the biggest con him and Sydney have ever pulled! It was a complete surprise and made the movie THAT much better 🙂

We’ll give it a 9 out of 10. It has a pretty slow start and its fairly long (a little over 2 hours) but the writing was solid. Plus we got to see Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence in some very interesting roles. But overall we were very pleased with this movie 😀

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