Saturday, January 18, 2014

American Hustle

After an early dinner at the Zinfandel Grill, Janie, Sharon and I went to see the American Hustle at the Century 14 Theaters on Arden. We are going to try and knock out a few of the Oscar nominated films before the end of February.

Loosely based on the FBI ABSCAM undercover operations of the late 1970's, the film stars Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence. Robert De Niro also appears in a lengthy segment late in the film.

The acting is very good, but I was not that crazy about the plot of the film. Sharon was even harsher. When I asked Sharon for her rating, she initially said 3 of 10. Sharon thought that story was confusing and not very compelling. On further recollection, she upgraded it to a 5 based on the strength of the acting.

Personally, I can't watch Bradley Cooper without thinking about Silver Linings Playbook. Due to the fact that it involves two of my least favorite subjects, I really didn't enjoy that movie…

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