I'm looking forward to the holiday break for so many reasons, one of which is time to go to the movies. One of the movies on my list is American Hustle starring a host of quality actors: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence.
The director, David Russell, was also the filmmaker behind two of my favorite movies in the past few years. Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter. That alone makes me want to see the movie, but the story behind American Hustle drew my interest too!
Set in the 1970s, the fictional film uses as a backdrop the real-life Abscam Scandal which involved an FBI sting operation to expose New Jersey government officials that were involved with the mafia. Mafia, con artistry, love affairs and a great cast, what is there not to love? If you want to see it for yourself, American Hustle opens in theaters today, December 20th so add it to your holiday to-do list.