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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

AMERICAN HUSTLE: Movie Review

       AMERICAN HUSTLE REVIEW: By Tammy's Tattles



 


 

 
Rip-off artist Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and his sexy conspirator, Sydney (Amy Adams) team up to con people out of their money, having little mercy on those who they dupe. But things heat up when FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, (Bradley Cooper) comes on the scene, ready to take action and bring down the thieves. Instead slick Richie wants to make a name for himself in the FBI and aims to get the wayward couple to hustle undercover and play a dangerous powerful scam with New Jersey politicians as well as the Mob. Events don’t run as smoothly as Richie would like however, when he falls for the sexy Sydney and has to deal with the fact that she is Irving’s mistress.  And added to the mix is Irving’s wife, Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) who plays a game of her own. As things heat up, one will be guessing just who is playing who? It’s hard to wonder who to root for.

The first half hour of this movie was dull and at first I wondered if we had wasted our time and money. But then Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper) came on the scene and things got a whole lot more interesting. This crime drama had a funny flair all of its own and I found Richie DiMaso hilarious. Shockingly, Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) did a good job of appearing as an overweight underachiever. But all in all, this cast of interesting and well known characters did their part to bring this film together and made me glad at the end that I shared a couple of hours with them.
 
Reviewed by Author Tamera Lawrence for Berks Mont News
Tamera's Books:  (amazon)
Wrecker
The Pond
Before I Wake
Ghosts of Mayflower: A Pennhurst Haunting
Coming soon: The Serpent's Kiss