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* LesYay: Rosalyn [[TakeThatKiss kissing Sydney on the lips]] in the bathroom scene, not to mention how absolutely ''stunned'' Sydney looks afterwards.

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* LesYay: Rosalyn [[TakeThatKiss kissing Sydney on the lips]] in the bathroom scene, not to mention how absolutely ''stunned'' ''[[PostKissCatatonia stunned]]'' Sydney looks afterwards.

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* LesYay: Rosalyn [[TakeThatKiss kissing Sydney on the lips]] in the bathroom scene, not to mention how absolutely ''stunned'' Sydney looks afterwards.


* BestKnownForTheFanservice: Creator/AmyAdams on MsFanservice duty for two hours is more than enough for some viewers. [[MaleGaze And the camera's all too happy to oblige.]] Not helping matters is the skimpiest outfit she wears in the movie - the sparkly casino dress - being the one on all the posters.

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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: Creator/AmyAdams on MsFanservice duty for two hours is more than enough for some viewers. [[MaleGaze And the camera's all too happy to oblige.]] Not helping matters is the skimpiest outfit she wears in the movie - the sparkly casino dress - being the one on all the posters. Oh, and she makes out with Creator/JenniferLawrence.


** Jennifer Lawrence as Rosalyn. As noted below, some felt she was simply too young to play a bitter housewife (especially as the real life person Rosalyn was based on was in her 30s). But she was still highly praised in the role, some feeling she was still good in spite of that.
** Jeremy Renner as Carmine Polito to a lesser extent. Many who had known the real life figure the character is based on praised Renner for recreating the man exactly. Others felt Renner was not the right fit - especially as he has made a career out of playing either action heroes or bitter {{Deadpan Snarker}}s - and thus was not at all right as the only NiceGuy in the film. Some feel he would have been a better fit for Richie, and Bradley Cooper would be more suited to Carmine.
* BestKnownForTheFanservice: Amy Adams on MsFanservice duty for two hours is more than enough for some viewers. [[MaleGaze And the camera's all too happy to oblige.]] Not helping matters is the skimpiest outfit she wears in the movie - the sparkly casino dress - being the one on all the posters.

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** Jennifer Lawrence Creator/JenniferLawrence as Rosalyn. As noted below, some felt she was simply too young to play a bitter housewife (especially as the real life person Rosalyn was based on was in her 30s). But she was still highly praised in the role, some feeling she was still good in spite of that.
** Jeremy Renner Creator/JeremyRenner as Carmine Polito to a lesser extent. Many who had known the real life figure the character is based on praised Renner for recreating the man exactly. Others felt Renner was not the right fit - especially as he has made a career out of playing either action heroes or bitter {{Deadpan Snarker}}s - and thus was not at all right as the only NiceGuy in the film. Some feel he would have been a better fit for Richie, and Bradley Cooper Creator/BradleyCooper would be more suited to Carmine.
* BestKnownForTheFanservice: Amy Adams Creator/AmyAdams on MsFanservice duty for two hours is more than enough for some viewers. [[MaleGaze And the camera's all too happy to oblige.]] Not helping matters is the skimpiest outfit she wears in the movie - the sparkly casino dress - being the one on all the posters.



** [[spoiler: Robert [=DeNiro=]]] in an uncredited cameo playing a mafia man in a single scene. [[spoiler:And he speaks Arabic]].
** Also, Michael Pena as the [[spoiler: Mexican "Sheik"]].

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** [[spoiler: Robert [=DeNiro=]]] Creator/RobertDeNiro]] in an uncredited cameo playing a mafia man in a single scene. [[spoiler:And he speaks Arabic]].
** Also, Michael Pena Creator/MichaelPena as the [[spoiler: Mexican "Sheik"]].



** For others, Jeremy Renner wasn't believable as the only squeaky-clean NiceGuy in a cast full of GrayAndGrayMorality. It makes more sense with him originally being brought in to play Richie - when Christian Bale had to temporarily drop out and Bradley Cooper swapped from Richie to Irving. When Christian Bale's schedule opened up, everyone reverted to their initial parts and Carmine was written so that Jeremy Renner could star.

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** For others, Jeremy Renner Creator/JeremyRenner wasn't believable as the only squeaky-clean NiceGuy in a cast full of GrayAndGrayMorality. It makes more sense with him originally being brought in to play Richie - when Christian Bale Creator/ChristianBale had to temporarily drop out and Bradley Cooper Creator/BradleyCooper swapped from Richie to Irving. When Christian Bale's schedule opened up, everyone reverted to their initial parts and Carmine was written so that Jeremy Renner could star.


** Were it not for Creator/CateBlanchett's excellent work in ''Film/BlueJasmine'', AmyAdams might have finally won her coveted Oscar instead of going home empty handed for the 5th time.

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** Were it not for Creator/CateBlanchett's excellent work in ''Film/BlueJasmine'', AmyAdams Creator/AmyAdams might have finally won her coveted Oscar instead of going home empty handed for the 5th time.


* NarmCharm: Rosalyn furiously cleaning the house while dancing to [[PaulMcCartney "Live and Let Die"]].

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* NarmCharm: Rosalyn furiously cleaning the house while dancing to [[PaulMcCartney [[Music/PaulMcCartney "Live and Let Die"]].


** Rosalyn. Manipulative and crazy? Yes, but she's genuinely upset and hurt about the fact her husband is cheating on her and she does seem to care about Danny, and all she wants is for somebody to love her for who she is.

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** Rosalyn. Manipulative and crazy? Yes, and a BitchInSheepsClothing, but she's genuinely upset and hurt about the fact her husband is cheating on her and she does seem to care about Danny, and all she wants is for somebody to love her for who she is.


** Rosalyn. Manipulative and crazy? Yes, but she's genuinely upset and hurt about the fact her husband is cheating on her and she does seem to care about Danny.

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** Rosalyn. Manipulative and crazy? Yes, but she's genuinely upset and hurt about the fact her husband is cheating on her and she does seem to care about Danny.Danny, and all she wants is for somebody to love her for who she is.



** During the big argument between Irving and Rosalyn, she says to him, in a voice full of tears, how she did it because of how all Irving does all day is leave her at home all day and all she's ever wanted was for him to love her. It really goes to show how hurt she is by the affair Irving has been having with Sydney because of how the romance has gone out of their marriage, and thus why [[spoiler:Rosalyn wants to go to Miami with Pete]] because, in her words, she's finally found someone who loves her. The way she screams it at Irving really hammers it home.

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** During the big argument between Irving and Rosalyn, she says to him, in a voice full of tears, how she did it because of how all Irving does all day is leave her at home on her own all day and all she's ever wanted was for him to love her. It really goes to show how hurt she is by the affair Irving has been having with Sydney because of how the romance has gone out of their marriage, and thus why [[spoiler:Rosalyn wants to go to Miami with Pete]] because, in her words, she's finally found someone who loves her. The way she screams it at Irving really hammers it home.

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** During the big argument between Irving and Rosalyn, she says to him, in a voice full of tears, how she did it because of how all Irving does all day is leave her at home all day and all she's ever wanted was for him to love her. It really goes to show how hurt she is by the affair Irving has been having with Sydney because of how the romance has gone out of their marriage, and thus why [[spoiler:Rosalyn wants to go to Miami with Pete]] because, in her words, she's finally found someone who loves her. The way she screams it at Irving really hammers it home.


** After the tense confrontation in the bathroom between Sydney and Rosalyn, Rosalyn leaves the bathroom and bumps into Pete. By the time Sydney passes them, Rosalyn is in tears and sobbing into Pete's chest. [[JerkassWoobie It's one of the times in the movie you can actually feel sorry for her]]. Even worse is that the song playing over that scene is [[BeeGees "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart"]].

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** After the tense confrontation in the bathroom between Sydney and Rosalyn, Rosalyn leaves the bathroom and bumps into Pete. By the time Sydney passes them, Rosalyn is in tears and sobbing into Pete's chest. [[JerkassWoobie It's one of the times in the movie you can actually feel sorry for her]]. Even worse is that the song playing over that scene is [[BeeGees [[TheBeeGees "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart"]].

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** After the tense confrontation in the bathroom between Sydney and Rosalyn, Rosalyn leaves the bathroom and bumps into Pete. By the time Sydney passes them, Rosalyn is in tears and sobbing into Pete's chest. [[JerkassWoobie It's one of the times in the movie you can actually feel sorry for her]]. Even worse is that the song playing over that scene is [[BeeGees "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart"]].


* BestKnownForTheFanservice: Amy Adams on MsFanservice duty for two hours is more than enough for some viewers. [[MaleGaze And the camera's all too happy to oblige.]]

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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: Amy Adams on MsFanservice duty for two hours is more than enough for some viewers. [[MaleGaze And the camera's all too happy to oblige.]]]] Not helping matters is the skimpiest outfit she wears in the movie - the sparkly casino dress - being the one on all the posters.



** Rosalyn snaps in an argument with Irving "why don't you ''build'' something?" - Christian Bale's next film after this was ''Film/ExodusGodsAndKings'' where he plays Moses. Would Rosalyn be satisfied with that? And what's more is that Jennifer Lawrence's next project with David O Russell was ''{{Film/Joy}}'' - where she plays a master inventor.



* {{Narm}}/{{NarmCharm}}: Rosalyn furiously cleaning the house while dancing to [[PaulMcCartney "Live and Let Die"]].

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* {{Narm}}/{{NarmCharm}}: NarmCharm: Rosalyn furiously cleaning the house while dancing to [[PaulMcCartney "Live and Let Die"]].



** For others, Jeremy Renner wasn't believable as the only squeaky-clean NiceGuy in a cast full of GrayAndGrayMorality.

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** For others, Jeremy Renner wasn't believable as the only squeaky-clean NiceGuy in a cast full of GrayAndGrayMorality. It makes more sense with him originally being brought in to play Richie - when Christian Bale had to temporarily drop out and Bradley Cooper swapped from Richie to Irving. When Christian Bale's schedule opened up, everyone reverted to their initial parts and Carmine was written so that Jeremy Renner could star.


** Were it not for CateBlanchett's excellent work in ''Film/BlueJasmine'', AmyAdams might have finally won her coveted Oscar instead of going home empty handed for the 5th time.

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** Were it not for CateBlanchett's Creator/CateBlanchett's excellent work in ''Film/BlueJasmine'', AmyAdams might have finally won her coveted Oscar instead of going home empty handed for the 5th time.


* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: From how Rosalyn and Irving talk, it suggests that they were happy when they first got together and then Rosalyn got depressed and suffered SanitySlippage. Or could Rosalyn have been putting on an act to get herself a husband and someone to help her take care of Danny? Irving's narration says Rosalyn turned out to not be the woman he thought she was, implying the latter. But [[spoiler: her eventual HeelFaceTurn]] suggests the former.



* HarsherInHindsight:
** It seems almost prophetic that a film that deals with people conning money would come to public light about the huge gender pay gap in Hollywood.
** Seeing Sydney go through the experience of realising that Richie is an abusive {{Jerkass}} once you know that Amy Adams suffered a lot of abuse on set from David O Russell.



* WTHCastingAgency: For a lot of viewers, Creator/JenniferLawrence was just too young to believably portray a character like Rosalyn.

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For a lot of viewers, Creator/JenniferLawrence was just too young to believably portray a character like Rosalyn.Rosalyn.
** For others, Jeremy Renner wasn't believable as the only squeaky-clean NiceGuy in a cast full of GrayAndGrayMorality.

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