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American Hustle (2013)

R  |   |  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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Everyone Hustles To Survive

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

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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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At the time of the film's release, each of the principal cast members were involved in a superhero franchise. Christian Bale played Batman in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy, Amy Adams played Lois Lane in Man of Steel (2013), Jeremy Renner played Hawkeye in Marvel's Avengers Saga, Jennifer Lawrence played young Mystique in X-Men: First Class (2011) and Bradley Cooper voiced Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). See more »

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A Commdore 1701 computer monitor (introduced in 1982) can be seen during the 'videotaping members of Congress' scene in 1978. See more »

Quotes

[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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Performed by Ella Fitzgerald
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Entertaining cast and electric storytelling makes 'Hustle' a winner
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The power of filmmaking; that is the proved power David O. Russell seems to have over his viewers. His last two Oscar nabbing films (The Fighter & Silver Linings Playbook) combined dramatic storytelling and comedy to us through strong characters with top notch actors. American Hustle; O Russell's newest film, delivers upon every aspect of filmmaking, giving us a gripping comedy with fantastic performances. American Hustle will no doubt 'hussle' for the golden statues this year; and other nominees better beware.

The movie moves at an electric pace, jumping to and from different character arcs. We are introduced to plenty of great faces, but our main heroes are daring con artists Irving Rosenfield (Christian Bale) and Sydney Prosser. (Amy Adams) Their affair is heartbreaking and their performances are phenomenal; leaving you wanting no more or less out of their characters. They are eventually forced to team up with hot headed Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper) who is an out of control FBI agent trying to take his biggest case yet; bringing down powerful political figure Carmine Polito. (Jeremy Renner) DiMaso's eagerness in the act leaves all of our characters with major problems and the movie becomes a stimulating narrative with surprises around every turn. By the time you've thought you've had your fun, Jennifer Lawrence enters the scene as Rosalyn Rosenfield; Irving's pretentious, loud mouthed, b**** of a wife who adds extra tension to the story and even after all of the stuff she does you still root for her to come out okay in the end.

All around American Hustle was a fantastic film, easily one of the best of the year. It delivers well on dramatic storytelling, light hearted comedy, and stellar, Oscar worthy performances. Amy Adams and Christian Bale stood out the most to me, and the supporting cast was great. American Hustle was definitely another superb ensemble film from David O. Russell and his talents; and his newest film was so good that I already want to sit down and relive it again.


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