movie: American Hustle

We finally have nice weather! WOO! I am looking forward to doing some kind of outdoor activity this weekend. I am beyond tired of being stuck inside.

Last weekend we watched American Hustle.


Description from IMDB: “A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.”

This movie reminded me a lot of Goodfellas. It has the voiceover narration and the whole retro appeal. There’s mob stuff, too. I wouldn’t say it was quite to the same extent as movies like Casino or Goodfellas but it’s in there.

The story was interesting and populated by characters who had a lot of passion about whatever they were doing, which in many cases was kinda crazy and/or ridiculous.

Whoever decided on the guys’ hairstyles in this movie must’ve been really angry with men in general because damn. Christian Bale especially. The whole first scene is minutes of him assembling his hair. It must be the most hideous, yet complicated hair of all time.

The ladies fared better in the hair department. I also liked that when Amy Adams’ character, Sydney, was supposed to look like crap, she looked like crap. The makeup artist did a good job of keeping her looking real instead of like an over-polished Disney star. And there was a lot of cleavage. A lot.

American Hustle is totally awesome. It gets an A.


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