ELLE reviews American Hustle

Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper reunite for this fun crime drama from director David O Russell.

J-Law puts in a hilarious performance as Rosalyn, the ditsy, nail polish-obsessed wife of con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who's forced to work with Cooper's ambitious FBI agent Richie DiMaso to bring down illegal powerbrokers. But Rosalyn has a rival: her husband's glamorous lover and con partner, Sydney (Amy Adams), who is also getting Richie hot under the collar...

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It's a hugely entertaining combination of love triangle shenanigans, character comedy and real-life intrigue: this is based on a true case from the 70s and 80s. And the costume department don't miss a trick: Adams spends the 70s in dangerously plunging silk gowns and the 80s with a perm even bigger than Bradley Cooper's home-made mop.

Yes, Cooper in curlers. Still hot.

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