If a note at the beginning of the movie reads
“some of this actually happened”
you pretty much know what you are going to get. American Hustle is loosely based on true events but the historical accuracy is never in the foreground. David O. Russell’s (The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook) newest movie once again has garnered an incredible amount of Oscar buzz (incredible 10 nominations).
Starring Christian Bale and Amy Adams as the two con artists Irving Rosenfeld and Sydney Prosser the director once again skillfully brings out the best of his actors and delivers a much more layered movie than last year’s Silver Linings Playbook. This is probably due to the double crossing nature of the characters which leaves the audience questioning who is playing which game and why.