Monday, August 5, 2013


     Is this the biggest picture of the fall? Is this film going to be the huge awards season contender? Is it going to appeal to the critics and Joe Popcorn? In the trailer, it certainly appears to be awards caliber but more importantly, it appears to be an exciting film. David O. Russell, who directed one of my favorite films from last year Silver Linings Playbook, comes with his newest effort American Hustle. The film is a fictional account that revolves around the  ABSCAM events that occurred in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The FBI ran a sting operation that turned into an investigation of political corruption and illegal trafficking in stolen property. The film stars an all-star cast with Christian Bale and Amy Adams, who were in Russell's boxing drama The Fighter,  where Bale won Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars; Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, who acted in Silver Linings Playbook, where Lawrence won Best Actress at the Oscars;  and Jeremy Renner. The film looks highly entertaining and surely will contain that dark, humorous wit from Russell, who worked on the screenplay with Eric Singer. Those hair cuts, clothes and accents will definitely be of discussion as well. The 70s our gloriously back in Russell's new film American Hustle. Expectations are high. Enjoy.

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