Director David O. Russell did it again! He has made another incredible movie. I absolutely love his storytelling and directing style, and American Hustle is easily an instant classic. The guy just seems to get better and better movie with every movie he makes. American Hustle is yet another movie to go on my list of top favorite films of 2013. If you liked The Fighter, if you liked Silver Linings Playbook, you're going to love this new film. Russell has inched his way in there as being one of my favorite directors of all time. I can't wait to see what he does next!
The movie had a solid story, the script was perfect, and the acting was incredible. Russell is a hell of a great screenwriter who knows how to develop and write great and interesting characters. It amazes me what this guy can do with these stories, and he brings these character to life. This just has everything that a movie fan will love. From the very start of the movie I was completely hooked. It didn't let go, and by the time the movie ended I wanted more.
Then there's the acting… wow! Everybody in the film was phenomenal! They all deserve awards. Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Bradley Cooper were all simply amazing and gave some of the best performances of their careers. But the one who stole the movie Jennifer Lawrence. Holy shit, she was good! I wouldn't be surprised she took home another Oscar for best supporting actress. It's an award that is well-deserved… good Lord, she was incredible. You've seen her in films like X-Men and The Hunger Games, but Lawrence is one of the most talented actresses working in Hollywood right now, and she owns this film and the character that she plays. Yeah sure, maybe I have a little crush on her, but she was still freakin' fantastic. Russell knows how to utilize all of these actors' strengths and talents for his characters in this film.
This is a must see film for anyone who enjoys going to the movies! It may not be a big budget, special effects heavy film, but it's got an incredibly entertaining story and compelling characters that everyone can enjoy! So just go out and see it when you get the chance!
Russell is one of the best writers and directors working right now, and while studios continue to make big budget action, sci-fi, and comic book films, he's going to keep that classic timeless Hollywood filmmaking style alive.