Monday, March 31, 2014

Movie Review: American Hustle

                                                       American Hustle Review
American Hustle is about how two con-artists Irving Rosenfeld(Christian Bale) and Sydney Prosser(Amy Adams) who are also in a complicated romantic relationship with each other are caught and in order to avoid jail time they are forced to work with FBI agent Richard DiMaso in solving cases through going undercover and committing cons themselves. Richard ends up being incredibly ambitious when he decides to go after beloved Mayor Carmine Polito(Jeremy Renner) who is willing to do anything to rebuild his city's economy even if it involves doing something illegal. Carmine dislikes Richard which almost destroys the whole plan but Irving is forced to convince Carmine to give the plan some more thought and eventually agrees to it and befriends Irving which causes Irving a lot of guilt through out the film since he really does like Carmine.

A few of the subplots in the film revolve around Irving and Sydney's relationship conflicts such as Irving being married to Rosalyn(Jennifer Lawrence) who seems to be a bit of a shut in, bit mentally unstable and has a young son that Irving loves enough that he adopted as his own and is the main reason why Irving won't divorce her. Sydney through out the film has a flirtatious relationship with Richard that gets somewhat physical at times but it ends almost as quickly as it begins.

Overall I thought this film was well acted, directed and written. I overall liked the film although I did at times felt that it went on a little bit too long. Please tell me your thoughts on the film.

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