Originally Posted by mr. wally
Russell's work on this film moved him up several notches on my most respected directors list
Should be interesting how American hustle fares with cooper, de niro, and Lawrence all returning
De Niro is De Niro, so we all know what he brings to the table every time out. Lawrence established herself as a gifted young actress before Silver Linings Playbook
. That leaves Cooper, who I suggest most of us thought of as a lightweight comedic actor and not much more before his surprisingly wonderful dramatic performance in Silver Linings Playbook
. Cooper has convinced me that he is a wonderful dramatic actor, given the right role and the right director. Russell fills that bill, of course. My main concern about American Hustle
is that IMDb
shows the screenplay as having been written by David O. Russell "and" some guy named Eric Singer. Not only is Singer an unknown, at least to me, but the "and" in the credits indicates that he and Russell didn't collaborate on the screenplay, at least not to the point they would agree that their names in the writing credits should be separated an "&." Uh oh.