'American Hustle' (12/13)
David O. Russell continues his career roll (The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook) with a take on the Abscam political-corruption scandals of the 1970s. This lets his dream cast (Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner) bust out in new directions and lets Russell dig deeper into the flaws in the American character. It sounds like a win-win.
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