Film Analysis Of American Hustle

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American Hustle: The True Story David O’ Russell’s 2013 crime film, American Hustle was based on a historical event that took place in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The main cast includes: a intelligent con man, Irving Rosenfeld, who is played by Christian Bale. Alongside Rosenfeld is his sly and seductive partner, Sydney Prosser, played by Amy Adams. Rosenfeld and Prosser are forced to work with an FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who is played by Bradley Cooper. Under DiMaso’s command, Rosenfeld and Prosser enter into a new world of mafias and power brokers. Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner) is a passionate yet volatile political operator based in New Jersey. Polito is caught up in between the cons and the FBI. Last but not least, Rosenfeld’s unpredictable wife, Rosalyn, who is played by Jennifer Lawrence. Rosalyn plays an important part in the movie, she has the power to ruin the whole plan is she makes one simple mistake. The film was inspired by a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FDI) sting operation, ABSCAM. While the FBI was looking for the people who have stolen a piece of art, they discovered more than what they set out to find. They were able to find criminals that were involved with fake stocks and bonds. They discovered that government officials were bribing businesses. They have caught politicians and congressmen on camera taking illegal payoffs. Although American Hustle is based on a true historic event, many critics and movie watchers have point out that there are

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