American Hustle is a film set in the 70′s about fast talking con-artists who are able to convince people to part with their money with the promise of more money. It deals with all the complicated personal relationships and drapes it all in the horrific color palate of the 70′s. A good looking film that was well acted by everyone you see in the poster above. For me. the problem lies with the length of this film. It seems that when you are trying to make a film that the Academy will pay attention to, you need to clock in at over 2 hours. Didn’t need to be nearly that long. Has a great soundtrack that puts you in that 70′s frame of mind. We tend to forget how ugly things looked back then because even though the film accurately depicted the look, it is hard to believe that our entire culture at the time though this was a good look. So be prepared for a long, well acted but “ugly” film.
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