I feel like a lot of people missed the point of American Hustle.
It kinda reminds me when the same people watch Lost In Translation. I think American Hustle created these characters in their own worlds. And your not suppose to cheer them on and they shouldn’t be totally easy to read. Their human and flawed and thats really beautiful to me. I think the movie deals with corruption and inner battles better than 12 Years a Slave and Wolf of Wall St. American Hustle comes off shallow to some but I think theirs a lot of substance to each character. It’d be a shame if Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence lost because I think its both of their best performances. I like Cate in Blue Jasmine but it just didn’t seem like it was better than The Aviator or either Elizabeth movie. And Lupita in 12 Years has a visually compelling performance but it doesn’t really make you go home and think about it other than the surface. Christian Bale is at his best too but I can’t say anything about that cause I’ve yet to see Dallas Buyers Club. Who knows I’m just rambling because I hate seeing American Hustle bailed on buy some pretentious opinions, I’m still lost on how you could think thats paced slow and 12 Years is not….