American Hustle (2013)
A pair of con artists (Christian Bale, Amy Adams) team up with a cocksure F.B.I. agent (Bradley Cooper) to dive into the underworld of powerbrokers and the mafia.
Why It’s A Good Option for Jennifer Lawrence Fans: Even in a film filled with outlandish characters and larger-than-life personalities, Jennifer Lawrence makes quite an impression in David O. Russell’s crime-dramedy, American Hustle. Appropriately filled with hustle (yes) and bustle, Lawrence plays Rosalyn, the histrionic, long-suffering wife of Christian Bale’s Irving, with fiery gusto and unapologetic hutzpah. Emboldened by her Oscar-winning performance in Silver Linings Playbook, Lawrence is unafraid to demand attention and play the part bold and brash. While it’s not always successful, it’s certainly memorable, producing an outrageously spirited, vibrantly outspoken character that Lawrence clearly has a ball playing to the fullest. Lawrence arguably produced the splashiest, most sensationalized performance in this splashy, sensationalized movie.
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