|Posted by john Donnelly on January 22, 2014 at 10:40 AM|
This movie was very cool....great cast, great story, fun, intriguing....kept me wanting to watch...overal a really good movie
American Hustle is a 2013 American crime film directed by David O. Russell, from a screenplay written by Eric Warren Singer and Russell, loosely based on the FBI ABSCAM operation of the late 1970s and early '80s.
It stars Christian Bale and Amy Adams as two con artists who are forced by an FBI agent (played by Bradley Cooper) to set up an elaborate sting operation on corrupt politicians, including the mayor of Camden, New Jersey (played by Jeremy Renner). Jennifer Lawrence plays the unpredictable wife of Bale's character.
Principal photography on American Hustle began on March 8, 2013 in Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts, and New York City. The film had its nationwide release in the United States on December 20, 2013 and subsequently in India on January 17, 2014.
The film received positive reviews and was a box office success. It received ten Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay, and became the second film since 1981 to be nominated in the four acting categories, the first being Silver Linings Playbook, which was also directed by David O. Russell and also starred Cooper and Lawrence.
American Hustle also won three Golden Globe Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and is nominated for ten BAFTA Awards, among other achievements.wiki