Have you ever seen an actor in a movie and thought, “Oh, wow, they’re in this movie?” That happened to me a lot during American Hustle. From Louis CK to Michael Peña to Robert Fucking De Niro, it seemed like just about everyone was in this movie. And everyone was fantastic.

Christian Bale was often unrecognizable as Irving Rosenfeld, except for one scene where he takes off his glasses and leans back so you can’t quite see his hair. Other than that though, unrecognizable. Bale is one of those actors that’s just so good at acting that you don’t even care how much of a douchebag they are in person, like Robert Downey Jr, or Bruce Willis, or Tom Cruise sometimes, or Sean Penn, or Alec Baldwin kind of, or Jane Fonda, or Russell Crowe, or Brad Pitt, or…

In fact, a lot of the actors were pretty unrecognizable. Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams; everyone just seemed to be doing their best to make this movie really enjoyable. One problem…

The plot. While certainly not terrible, the plot does seem to be very twisted and hard to follow at times. You’ll think you have the movie figured out, realize something you didn’t realize before, and the cycle continues. When you think about it, it’s actually a pretty thin plot, with a bunch of added subplots and love triangles to pad the running time.

But seriously, this movie is really good. It’s funny, it’s fun, and it keeps you engaged the whole time. I give it an A. See it if you haven’t already. I may review Walter Mitty this Wednesday. If not, I’ll review it on Sunday. Stay tuned for more reviews, fan theories, a few rankings here and there… you know, the usual stuff. Follow me on Twitter @BreakingPOORLY, and as always…

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