American Hustle

”I felt like we had a secret. Just the two of us. You know like that thing where you want to just be with the one person the whole time..You feel like the two of you understand something that nobody else gets. I could just tell her everything about myself. And I never had anybody like that in my life before. I felt like finally, I can truly be myself without being ashamed, without being embarrassed….”

Director David O. Russell out-Scorseses Martin Scorsese with “American Hustle,” a ’70s crime romp that’s ridiculously entertaining in all the best ways. “American Hustle” is actually a more thrilling and satisfying experience than Scorsese’s latest, the upcoming “The Wolf of Wall Street,”

Thoroughly enjoyed this film, Christine Bale was fabulous as toupee wearing paunced Irving Rosenfeld, running a fake art and fraudulent loans business behind a small chain of dry cleaners. He falls hopelessly in love with the glamorous Sydney Prosser who pretends to be “Lady Edith” with banking connections in London to boost his money lending business. The money lending business does take off with a profit of $5000 dollars per mark. Only their scam attracts the attention of Richie DiMaso, a low level FBI agent trying to make his name and his team pull a sting on them with Sydney taking the crime. DiMaso negotiates a deal whereby Syndey and Irving have to pull another scam to catch out congressmen taking bribes, but Sydney is also taking DiMaso for a ride incase things turn sour. Irving whose wife is having an affair whilst he carries on with Sydney is also busy preparing a scam for DiMaso. It gets a little heady, but the costumes are racy and the action is fast paced making it the best film I’ve seen this year. Much better than Wolf of Wall Street – I loved it!


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