History Film / AmericanHustle

29th Aug '17 7:27:22 AM axle-k89
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** Rosalyn may be a BitchInSheepsClothing but she calls Irving out for shouting at her in front of Danny. Irving was even trying to escort Danny out of the room as she was saying it, so Irving also applies because he doesn't want Danny to see him and Rosalyn arguing. Rosalyn also told Danny earlier not to call Irving a sick son of a bitch.


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* FromTheMouthsOfBabes: Played with. Rosalyn calls Irving a sick son of a bitch in front of Danny, who then says, "Daddy's a sick son of a bitch?" Rosalyn confirms it, but tells Danny not to repeat it.


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* IllNeverTellYouWhatImTellingYou: Sort of. Rosalyn tells Danny she would never say anything bad about Irving in front of him (Danny), before saying she thinks that Irving is a sick son of a bitch.
24th Jul '17 1:50:32 AM PatrickSwanson
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* INeedToGoIronMyDog: Irving uses the "I need to go see a man about a dog" variant to get out of a meeting.
16th May '17 9:14:39 AM nombretomado
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The film earned 10 [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] nominations but went home empty-handed, becoming the third nominated film with no wins and tied with ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'' and ''TrueGrit'' for second place among the biggest losers in Academy history. It is also the [[RuleOfThree third]] Oscar-nominated film where all of four acting categories didn't win any since ''My Man Godfrey'' in 1936 and ''Sunset Boulevard'' in 1950. (It did score big at the box office, however, taking in just over $150 million domestically and a further $101 million elsewhere.)

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The film earned 10 [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]] nominations but went home empty-handed, becoming the third nominated film with no wins and tied with ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'' and ''TrueGrit'' ''Film/TrueGrit'' for second place among the biggest losers in Academy history. It is also the [[RuleOfThree third]] Oscar-nominated film where all of four acting categories didn't win any since ''My Man Godfrey'' in 1936 and ''Sunset Boulevard'' in 1950. (It did score big at the box office, however, taking in just over $150 million domestically and a further $101 million elsewhere.)
30th Apr '17 7:18:56 PM GayDalek
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The plot revolves around Irving Rosenfeld (Bale), a brilliant small-time con-artist who, with his lover Sydney Prosser (Adams) posing as a well-connected British aristocrat, runs a successful fraudulent loans operation out of a chain of dry-cleaners. The good times are brought to a rapid halt, however, when they're busted by ambitious FBI agent Rich [=DiMaso=] (Cooper), who uses the threat of jail time to force them into working for him as part of a sting operation to expose local corruption in New Jersey, beginning with Carmine Polito (Renner), the idealistic mayor of Camden. [=DiMaso=] soon sets his sights on higher targets, however, and there's also Rosenfeld's highly unstable wife Rosalyn (Lawrence), whose suspicions about her husband's extra-marital activities put everyone at risk.

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The plot revolves around Irving Rosenfeld (Bale), a brilliant small-time con-artist who, with his lover Sydney Prosser (Adams) posing as a well-connected British aristocrat, runs a successful fraudulent loans operation out of a chain of dry-cleaners. The good times are brought to a rapid halt, however, when they're busted by ambitious FBI agent Rich Richie [=DiMaso=] (Cooper), who uses the threat of jail time to force them into working for him as part of a sting operation to expose local corruption in New Jersey, beginning with Carmine Polito (Renner), the idealistic mayor of Camden. [=DiMaso=] soon sets his sights on higher targets, however, and there's also Rosenfeld's highly unstable wife Rosalyn (Lawrence), whose suspicions about her husband's extra-marital activities put everyone at risk.
3rd Apr '17 7:52:50 PM Doug86
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* ShoutOut: Plenty of references to MartinScorsese's unique style and cinema, mainly to ''Goodfellas'' and ''Casino'', to the point that reviewers debate if it's an {{homage}} or a [[http://www.vulture.com/2013/12/american-hustle-and-the-art-of-the-homage.html rip-off]].

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* ShoutOut: Plenty of references to MartinScorsese's Creator/MartinScorsese's unique style and cinema, mainly to ''Goodfellas'' and ''Casino'', to the point that reviewers debate if it's an {{homage}} or a [[http://www.vulture.com/2013/12/american-hustle-and-the-art-of-the-homage.html rip-off]].
13th Feb '17 6:28:59 AM axle-k89
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Rosalyn calls Sydney one in the bathroom scene for calling out Rosalyn for flirting with Pete when Sydney has been pursuing an affair with Irving for "how many years" as Rosalyn puts it.
* IJustWantToBeLoved: Rosalyn turns out to be this, as revealed in her big argument with Irving near the end. [[spoiler:She tells him, in a voice full of tears, how she hates that Irving leaves her at home on her own all day, because all she's ever wanted was for him to love her, and how hurt she is by Irving's affair with Sydney. By that time, she has found solace with Pete and wants to go to Miami with him, screaming at Irving, "I've finally found somebody who loves me! Just like you've always wanted!"]]


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* SharpDressedMan: Irving, Carmine and [=DiMaso=] in most of their scenes. Justified in Carmine's case because he is a mayor.


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* WomanInWhite: Sydney during the pool party scene where she and Irving first meet.
* WomanScorned: [[spoiler:Double-subverted with Rosalyn. She's obviously upset about the affair Irving is having with Sydney but doesn't do anything about it until she and Sydney meet in person. She retaliates by giving Sydney a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech (Sydney gives Rosalyn one too in the same scene), pursuing an affair of her own with Pete, and telling him about Irving's plans, which gets Irving choked and almost strangled. Rosalyn shouts in her argument with Irving that she did it because of how upset she was that Irving doesn't seem to love her any more.]]
11th Feb '17 9:56:42 PM AJD
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** Jennifer Lawrence's fake New Jersey accent is done fairly well, but suffers slippage during certain words and vocal sounds.

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** Jennifer Lawrence's fake New Jersey accent is done fairly well, but suffers slippage during certain words and vocal sounds.extremely incomplete.



** Averted by the British Christian Bale, whose Long Island dialect remains steadfast throughout... even in the face of Amy Adams affecting an English accent in many of their scenes together.

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** Averted by the British Christian Bale, whose Long Island New York dialect remains steadfast throughout... even in the face of Amy Adams affecting an English accent in many of their scenes together.
11th Feb '17 9:55:08 PM AJD
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** Who knew the Italian gangster could speak Arabic? [[spoiler:Fortunately, the Mexican FBI agent playing the part of the Arab money man could too but no one knew that beforehand.]]

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** Who knew the Italian gangster could speak Arabic? [[spoiler:Fortunately, the Mexican FBI agent playing the part of the Arab money man could too but no one knew that beforehand.]]
11th Feb '17 9:16:32 PM AJD
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* CorruptPolitician: [[spoiler: Averted with Mayor Polito. He turns out to be a NiceGuy and good family man who genuinely cared for his constituents and the state of New Jersey. He only got involved in order to help his community and not for personal enrichment. Irving admits at the end that even the less-high-minded politicians caught in the sting were on a spectrum, some being almost as clean as Polito and others dirty as sin.]]

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* CorruptPolitician: [[spoiler: Averted Subverted with Mayor Polito. He turns out to be a NiceGuy and good family man who genuinely cared for his constituents and the state of New Jersey. He only got involved in order to help his community and not for personal enrichment. Irving [[spoiler:Irving admits at the end that even the less-high-minded politicians caught in the sting were on a spectrum, some being almost as clean as Polito and others dirty as sin.]]
11th Feb '17 9:10:28 PM AJD
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The plot revolves around Irving Rosenfeld (Bale), a brilliant small-time con-artist who, with his lover Sydney Presser (Adams) posing as a well-connected British aristocrat, runs a successful fraudulent loans operation out of a chain of dry-cleaners. The good times are brought to a rapid halt, however, when they're busted by ambitious FBI agent Rich [=DiMaso=] (Cooper), who uses the threat of jail time to force them into working for him as part of a sting operation to expose local corruption in New Jersey, beginning with Carmine Polito (Renner), the idealistic mayor of Camden. [=DiMaso=] soon sets his sights on higher targets, however, and there's also Rosenfeld's highly unstable wife Rosalyn (Lawrence), whose suspicions about her husband's extra-marital activities put everyone at risk.

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The plot revolves around Irving Rosenfeld (Bale), a brilliant small-time con-artist who, with his lover Sydney Presser Prosser (Adams) posing as a well-connected British aristocrat, runs a successful fraudulent loans operation out of a chain of dry-cleaners. The good times are brought to a rapid halt, however, when they're busted by ambitious FBI agent Rich [=DiMaso=] (Cooper), who uses the threat of jail time to force them into working for him as part of a sting operation to expose local corruption in New Jersey, beginning with Carmine Polito (Renner), the idealistic mayor of Camden. [=DiMaso=] soon sets his sights on higher targets, however, and there's also Rosenfeld's highly unstable wife Rosalyn (Lawrence), whose suspicions about her husband's extra-marital activities put everyone at risk.
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