I’ve been wanting to see “American Hustle” for quite some time. The trailer just looked amazing. People walking slow to cool music. 70’s fashion. Everything you want in a trailer. Plus, there is Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams. David O. Russell is the director and I LOVED “Silver Linings Playbook.” I am sold. I am all in.
The movie is about two con artists played by, Jennifer and Christian. They are forced to set up politicians and other criminals to avoid jail time and help a FBI agent move up in the ranks.
I want to acknowledge that AH is a cool film. But, was it great? No. I thought the rhythm was off. It didn’t flow. I thought Jennifer Lawrence, who plays Christian Bale’s wife (I’ma let that sink on in for a minute) performance was just okay and Amy Adams was great and better. Now, I really like Jennifer. I do. But, I felt like she was out of her acting league. She didn’t wow me and I don’t believe she deserves an oscar nod. I think Amy deserves recognition and the applause. I really liked Louis C.K. I’ve recently watched C.K on Jerry Seinfield’s web series and I just fell in love. I am strangely attracted to him and I don’t know why. He just does it for me. He was great in this film and in Blue Jasmine. I hope, I can meet him one day and possibly go on a date.
American Hustle is worth seeing and paying money for. But, it’s not movie of the year or anything, so don’t feel bad if you don’t get to see it. 🙂