Originally Posted by Tack
Just got back from this, it'll probably be a couple days before I get a real handle on what I think of it. I did like it a lot. That sounds contradictory but I'm not sure yet if what I saw was a great movie or greater performances by a great cast. Gotta let it sink in.
Originally Posted by fookoo_2010
You might consider seeing it a second time.
I agree that a re-viewing of American Hustle
would be rewarding, although I loved every frame the first time through. I cannot say enough about its sensational ensemble cast. The characters were all deeply flawed but I couldn't take my eyes off of them and fell in love with some.
Jennifer Lawrence made me sometimes want to shake some sense into her and at others comfort the sad, neurotic, and confused girl she was.
Amy Adams as a cynical con woman gave one of her typically great performance, her best since her Oscar nominated turn in Russell's earlier, The Fighter
. Although Adams is approaching 40 she is just as beautiful and sexy as ever.
Also as usual, Christian Bale was terrific as Adams' con man lover. Who would have thought that Bale could have pulled off playing a poorly conditioned Jewish hustler with a hairpiece and a comb over but he did it.
Finally, Bradley Cooper gets better and better. He blew me away as a sleazy FBI agent. He was a guy whose ambition outstripped his talent but couldn't see it. He also made the mistake of thinking with his little head. I finally ended up (almost) feeling sorry for him.
I will be buying the BD of this one. 10 Stars out of 10.