(I wrote this review at the start of 2014 when American Hustle came out but was posted on my old blog- Re posting here.)


(“Why am I not Jennifer Lawrence or Amy Adams?!” I cry.)

American Hustle, directed by David O Russell, the same guy who directed Silver Linings Playbook (also my kinda film), stars a fabulous array of actors such as Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence…(there was also a sneak appearance from a certain Mr DeNiro…am I allowed to mention that?)

Overall the film was just what I was expecting, bold, funny, and oozing that 70’s style. What I wasn’t expecting was how clever the film turned out to be, where it turns out the con men characters actually end up conning not just the characters in the film, but the audience as well.

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(I LOVE THIS MOVIE POSTER)

 

HER, a science fiction/dystopian future romantic comedy drama (yes, it really is all of those things and more) film written and directed by Spike Jonze (what a cool name) stars the handsome Joaquin Phoenix as a man who develops a romantic relationship with a computer operating system.

I really didn’t know what to expect with this film, if anything it almost sounded like a futuristic Lars and The Real Girl  where the gorgeous Ryan Gosling plays a lonely delusional man who falls in love with a sex doll, believing she is real. And in a way, Her did share some similarities with this film, yet despite sharing the universal themes commonly used in films like loneliness and introvert characters with a life or a job they no longer find enjoyable, Jonze managed to create something highly innovative, different and overall I gotta say, really damn beautiful.