Mary Heilmann, "Yoshimi,"
Everyone is conning someone else in order to survive. Marveling at a quintet of throbbing star performances and trying to keep up with the elaborate plot twists inspired by the real-life Abscam political scandal that come at you in sections will make you feel like your attention span is on speed dial.
The fun starts early with camera-ready hunk Christian Bale, unbelievably miscast but unforgettable as a fat, balding and decidedly decimated, out-of-shape New Jersey scam artist named Irving Rosenfeld, standing in front of a mirror pasting tufts of phony hair into a hilarious comb-over.
His partner in crime is girlfriend Sydney Prosser Amy Adamsa Cosmopolitan magazine secretary whose promising bra size over-shadowed her assets at shorthand, elevating her career to stripping. Broke, fearless and addicted to self-delusion, she reinvents herself by adopting a British accent and a fake I.
Together, they show a small profit devoted to the philosophy: Richie busts Irving and Sydney for embezzlement, then saves them from prison by recruiting them into a new line of work: The scheme involves a wire operator at the F.
So does credibility, but never mind.
This is strictly for laughs, Damon Runyon-style. American Hustle is an essay on the brilliance of corruption. The wire taps, bribes, intimidations, double-crosses, traps and internecine cons finally get too confusing to stay up with, but everyone is brimming with duplicity, and they all have hairdos worthy of lawsuits.
The film moves like a jam session with freewheeling solos and collaborative riffs, and a uniformly wonderful ensemble cast that walks a tightrope and keeps you guessing.Dr.
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