Thursday, 2 January 2014

American Hustle

Bullseyes:  ③ (out of 5)

American Hustle is a fun time of a movie.  It tells the story of the abscam political bribe expose operation which I’d never heard of but which is supposedly well-known.  

As with most ‘true stories’ (the caption at the beginning of the film tells us that, ‘some of this actually happened’) the plot meanders and you are never quite sure what’s supposed to happen next but the acting keeps us invested, especially Jennifer Lawrence whose character is so juicy I wished they’d built the whole movie around her.

Amy Adams is a little off – I got the feeling she was a little shallow for this role - which is shame because she’s in almost every frame, but Amy Adams is smoking hot, and barely half dressed for most of the movie so, you know - all is forgiven.

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