American Hustle, the story of a con man, Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and seductive partner, Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams), and how they get embroiled in an operation by the FBI, forcing them help trap the corrupt of the Jersey underworld, and mafia.
Bale brings-it with his performance as Rosenfeld, and Amy Adams plays the partner with aplomb. Rosenfeld’s ditsy, needy wife, Rosalyn provides a few of the funnier moments of the film, including a powerful scene of confrontation between the two woman in Rosenfelds life. Rosalyn is played to perfection by the unstoppable Jennifer Lawrence
Set in the 70s, there’s a sense of nostalgia to the story, when times were simpler. Plenty of plot twists, the right mix of drama and humour, American Hustle is a must see, and deserving of it’s many award nominations.
American Hustle opens 28 February 2014 in South Africa.