By Amanda Soine
What do you get when you cross a whole lot of sex appeal, bad toupees, seventies fashion, the FBI, con artists and a million dollars? Why, “American Hustle” of course. This is the latest film by director David O. Russell, who brought us the award winning, “Silver Linings Playbook.”
Based on a true story, “American Hustle” follows a con man named Irving Rosenfeld, played by Christian Bale, and his seductive partner in crime Sydney Prosser, played by Amy Adams, as they attempt to pull off the biggest heist of their career. But one minor mishap forces the unlikely duo to work with unruly FBI agent Richie DiMaso, played by Bradley Cooper, who is way more caught up in advancing in his career then the heist itself. All seems to go according to plan until Rosenfeld’s boozy wife Rosalyn, played by Jennifer Lawrence, catches on to the con man’s grand plan and threatens to expose him and the scheme.
If you have yet to see this smart and creative blockbuster or if you liked it so much you want to see it again, then you are in luck. Blue Devils Production is showcasing a free screening on Friday, March 28, 2014 in Applied Arts 210 at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.