American Hustle (2013)

American Hustle -

American Hustle

Christian Bale———————————Irving Rosenfeld
Jeremy Renner——————————-Mayor Carmine Polito
Bradley Cooper——————————-Richie DiMaso
Amy Adams———————————–Sydney Prosser
Jennifer Lawrence—————————Rosalyn Rosefeld
Michael Pena———————————Paco Hernandez
Louis C. K.————————————-Stoddard Thorsen

Directed by David O. Russell
Screenplay by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell

A professional hustler Irving Rosenfeld (Bale) teams up with a beautiful woman Sydney Prosser (Adams). Together they start a credit fraud deal that works very well and the two are also in love. Things go sideways when one of the credit scams involving Richie DiMaso (Cooper) stops them in their tracks because DiMaso is an undercover cop. DiMaso then uses these two swindlers to lure in bigger busts. Ambition, lust, glory seeking, and a splash of good old ignorance cloud the judgement of everyone involved. Things get even crazier when Rosalyn Rosefeld (Lawrence) enters the picture. The performances of Bale, Adams, Cooper, and Lawrence (all four have been nominated for acting Academy Awards) are excellent and this movie was an obvious nomination for the Best Picture Academy Award.

Runtime: 138 Minutes

Production Budget: $40,000,000

Box Office
Domestic: $138,575,142
Worldwide: $200,336,881

CC Rating: 9 out of 10

Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay.

If you liked this try: Layer Cake, The Sting, Catch Me If You Can, The Color of Money.