I saw American Hustle today and its definitely my favorite movie of the year. An amazing cast with a fantastic script. It felt like a great Scorsese movie, but David O Russell was the director, who made Silver Linings Playbook and Three Kings. Really a great film maker in his prime. He co-wrote the movie as well.
This story is based on some real events, but is the fictional account of a couple of con artists roped in by the FBI and used to go after some politicians in the ABSCAM bribery sting. It’s a glorious account of late 70s America done with very accurate styling. Loved it.