Drama / Crime / Period
Director: David O. Russell
Running time: 138 mins Released: 3rd January 2014
About American Hustle
This stylish, acclaimed drama (from the director of Oscar-winners The Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter) gives us a dizzying glimpse into a complex criminal operation in the '70s. Based on a real life scandal but diverging into farcial, outlandish fiction, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant conman Irving Rosenfield (an almost unrecognisable Christian Bale with a pot belly and a combover) and his glamorous partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams). They are consummate grifters who work well together, but their mutual attraction causes Irving to stray from his unstable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence). When they are caught by FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper), Sydney and Irving are forced to help him with his grand plan for exposing corruption amongst New York's white collar criminal community.