Tuesday, May 20, 2014
American Hustle (2013)
Everything is going along as planned until they get busted and FBI agent Richie DiMasio (a surprisingly oily performance by Bradley Cooper) gets the idea that he can score big with the two of them running scams for the bureau. He neglected to address two issues. The first is that he got greedy--he wanted to catch a very big fish and he was very naive. The second is that he forgot that he was dealing with con men. The first would have been forgivable if he had remembered the second, or if he hadn't been going for the sole glory. Hoisted by his own petard, the man was. The movie has had mixed reviews from my group of friends, but I very much enjoyed it (despite its logging in at 2 hours, which in my book is just too long).