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American Hustle (2013)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  20 December 2013 (USA)
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A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.

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A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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scam | fbi agent | mafia | con artist | mobster | See more »

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Everyone Hustles To Survive

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content and brief violence | See all certifications »

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20 December 2013 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$740,455 (USA) (13 December 2013)

Gross:

$150,117,807 (USA) (4 April 2014)
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Tied with Gangs of New York (2002) and True Grit (2010) for second-highest number of Academy Award nominations with no wins at 10, following The Turning Point (1977) and The Color Purple (1985) at 11. See more »

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Sidney puts a colorful jacket on Irving in the dry cleaners. You can see clearly that when he hugs her from behind he still has the solid color blazer on. See more »

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[first lines]
Richie DiMaso: What are you doing, going behind my back? Telling people I'm screwing up this operation? I got you a suite at the fucking Plaza Hotel.
Irving Rosenfeld: The shittiest suite at the Plaza Hotel.
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Don't believe the hype
30 December 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Keep it simple for you.

Good points Good cast, Good performance from Bale and Jennifer. I'm not really a fan of Bale as well.

Bad points At 2hours 10mins its way too long and there will be times when your bored Bradley Cooper lets it down a bit as well playing his part like in comedy Wedding Crashers. If indeed it is true that the Director let them improvise parts of it, then that might be where it went wrong. Don't BELIEVE THE HYPE this is another case of people jumping on the bandwagon just because others say so. Yes im aware of the irony of telling people not to watch it on my say so.


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