Last week I went to the cinema with the boy to watch the movie American Hustle with Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner. To be honest I wasn’t really expecting much, I thought it would be a nicely entertaining action/drama set in the late 70’s making for awesome hair and costumes…so why not? AND – I was very pleasantly surprised actually.
Apparently the movie is based on a true story and is the fictionalised telling of the Abscam (short for Arab scam) scandal of the late 1970s and early 1980s, an FBI operation that began as an investigation of trafficking in stolen property, but was later expanded to include political corruption.
The casting on this movie is absolutely brilliant though – every character from the very likable Mayor Carime Polito played by Jeremy Renner to the annoying and unlikable richie DiMaso played by Bradley Cooper are perfect in each of their roles. Jennifer Lawrence was however the absolute star of the movie for me and absolutely amazing as Roslyn Rosenfeld the wife of Christian’s Bale’s Irving Rosenfeld. Costume-wise no one cam beat the Amy Adam’s character with her perfectly blown out big 70’s style hair, extra large sunglasses and deep plunging sequin jumpsuits…did make me wish I could wear that in my daily life, but then i do live in Camden so perhaps I totally could? I bet no one here would even notice to be fair?
Rosalyn to her son: Life is ridiculous. And you know that I would never say anything bad about your father in front of you, but your father is a sick son-of-a bitch.
Son: Daddy’s a sick son-of-a-bitch?
Rosalyn: Don’t repeat that… but yes.