Movie Review: “American Hustle”


Finally, I have seen one of the Oscar favorites. American Hustle, Gravity, and Her are actually those movies I liked to see the most. The Wolf of Wall Street and 12 Years a Slave are also on my to-watch list. I know, I haven’t seen much of the nominees. It was the same last year. I haven’t seen Life of Pi, but was so sure that it would get many Oscars. And it did, and I was so happy :’D I watched the movie a few weeks later. 

This year, it is going to be hard I guess, but I think that American Hustle will profit from the actors category. I enjoyed the movie mostly because of the big range of characters. The story and plot were interesting as well, but at the beginning it was a bit complex. However, got exciting. 

When it comes to the characters, I was very delighted with Jennifer Lawrence and Christian Bale. They did such a good job. Bale’s role somehow had a sad undertone. He wasn’t quite the beautiful ideal for a man with his belly and bold head. He also stated that he has never met a woman like Sydney, or never had a friend like Carmine. This made me very sad, but at the same time I realized that many people must feel like him. That’s also why I liked Jennifer Lawrence’s role so much. She played a mad wife. Someome who loves her husband madly but doesn’t get that love back, is even considered as stupid and crazy. There are also many people who probably feel like her. They both were just brilliant. Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper were good as well, but Lawrence and Bale were the more dominating characters in my opinion. Oh, and I also was surprised about the little role of Robert de Niro. He somehow seems to always have a gangster role :’D I liked his role, and the fact that he spoke arabic. 

I don’t want to say more about the plot, it is a bit complex. You just have to watch it. But one thing I didn’t like about it was the ending. I wished that Irving somehow would have managed to save Carmine, because he really didn’t deserve to get arrested. And I wished that Irving got together with his wife again. And I thought it was kind of strange that Rosalind just left her son with Sydney and Irving. The ending could have been a bit better maybe. But the movie itself was very good. 

Final review -7/10: I imagined it to be better. However, if you like a complex plot with a big variety of characters, and enough funny scenes to laugh about (oh yes, there were plenty), then you should watch it. 


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