Irving Rosenfeld is a brilliant con man, who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator gets caught between the con-artists and the Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down.
Genre : Drama/Crime
Country : USA
Christian Bale : Irving Rosenfeld
Bradley Cooper : Richie DiMaso
Amy Adams : Sydney Prosser
Jennifer Lawrence : Rosalyn Rosenfeld
David O. Russell
“If I really wanted to fucking bother you, this is what I would do.”
And he kept his word, because practically everything about this movie bothered me. Normally I write a comprehensive review regardless whether the film felt positive or negative to me. But with this movie I felt nothing and I didn’t feel the need to do that effort. Christian Bale looked fat (literally and that’s admirable). Bradley Cooper played a nerve wrecked, probably coke-snorting CIA agent who started to get on my nerves almost immediately. Amy Adams is still a delightful creature with a divine body. Almost the entire movie, she walks around with a decollete down to her belly. No chance that something would be revealed, since her upper body is almost as flat as a pancake. Jennifer Lawrence still has a pretty face. And that’s it. Jeremy Renner had a terrible haircut. And you’ll see Robert De Niro in a flash and he disappears so quickly that you even begin to doubt whether he has starred in this movie. The only positive contribution was the fake Arab they had fetched. Extremely funny and cool-headed. For the rest it’s just an utter boring, chaotic and confusing story. I almost fell asleep twice. A lot of fuss about nothing and to me a complete waste of bandwidth and time .