Why You Have To Laugh At American Hustle
What To Expect
I really did not know what to expect from the film, American Hustler, before I went to see it.
I knew from the little bit of advertising that I had seen about the film that it was set in the 70's, which is really my time period as a young man. Well okay the 60's and the 70's.
Before I went to see the film I wondered if they would get the time period right. When the labels on your suit were as wide as your shoulders, when some of the men's shoes had heels higher than the ones the women were wearing. I reckon I cleaned more floors with my bell bottom trousers than any man alive.
Well I did not have to worry, American Hustler came up with the goods and than some.
The attention to detail of the clothes and props from that era was really good. And when I saw Christian Bale in his suits and clothes I really did have to laugh remembering what I wore from that era.
The acting was superb all the way from the supporting actors to Christian Beale.
Bradley Cooper was spot on as the FBI man gone wrong. I thought the scene where he was wearing the hair curlers was hilarious and I think everyone watching the movie had a good laugh about that. As the years go by you forget what it was really like in the 70's.
There is one scene where he is wearing a tan suit, I actually wore one almost identical. Would I wear that same suit today, probably not.
Jennifer Lawrence was at the top of profession and to be nominated for best supporting actress is well deserved.
I thought Amy Adams played the part really well and the nomination for best actress was what she deserved.
Christian Bale I think should have won best actor if for nothing else by the sheer weight he had to put on and well now have to lose if he plays Batman again.
I could not leave this review without the mention of Robert De Niro who played the part of the gangster. It really put the icing on the cake for this film.
The plot of the story was good and you did wonder from time to time if they were actually going to get away with a hustler of any sort.
Would I recommend this film? Yes I would without hesitation, the story behind the film was good, the acting was great and the time period was captured in every detail.
They should make more films like this. Great film.
Last updated on March 29, 2014
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