Monday, December 30, 2013

4. American Hustle

American Hustle
Directed by David O. Russell
This is a really fun film. A remake as a farce: the FBI’s late-70’s Abscam investigation of political corruption, which led to the conviction of a U.S. Senator and seven Congressmen, becomes this headlong tale of romance and recklessness. In director third consecutive movie about mismatched couples and their crazy families, after The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook. This portrait of the ’70s revels in the decade’s extravagant sensibility, its disco dancing and casino dreams. The five stars form a fabulous ensemble cast.

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