A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild F.B.I. Agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and the Mafia.
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
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All five members of the main cast have played comic book characters in recent movies. See more »
When Sydney walks through the police station after being arrested in 1977, she passes FBI wanted posters for Patricia Hearst, who was apprehended in September of 1975, and Nancy Ling Perry, who killed by police in a shootout in February of 1974. See more »
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.
The shittiest suite at the Plaza Hotel.
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An opening title card states, "Some of this actually happened." See more »
The leaked Academy Awards DVDSCR had the following differences.
A line of alternate dialogue in a voice over.
A few digitally altered shots.
The scene where Irving and his wife arguing has been trimmed.
The scene immediately following that scene with Irving in the car is shorter as well.
This is the second movie of David O' Russell that I've seen, and the second time I have been incredibly bored and disappointed (the first was the Fighter). This movie had a cool concept, but the actual "hustle" part of it was dry and stupid. I just wanted the movie to end. It was barely about the actual crimes they were committing, and more about stupid, repetitive drama between Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, and Christian Bale.
Another problem I have is when directors hire a bunch of crowd pleasing actors and just expect the movie to be good. Sure, there have been many movies that have used big casts and still actually been good movies (Inception, Dark Knight Rises, the Departed), but this one fell flat. David O' Russell is not a good director. Don't watch it.
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