Originally Posted by psk2310
I like David O Russell's work & I'm going to see American Hustle at some point
It seems like some people who don't like it were expecting a Scorsese flick for but are put off by the kind of unintended humor of the characters & story lines that Russell likes to instill in his movies. Since it didn't measure up, these folks are saying it's a rip off.
I too like O Russell's work. Big fan of The Fighter, and enjoyed SLP. However, I just get vibes from AH that I'm going to ultimately think it's overrated ala Argo. I ponied up and watched Argo after it won Best Picture (frankly because I couldn't understand how it did), and I was left the "eh' feeling. I know people love it, but I just wasn't all that into it.
I would love to be proved wrong with AH. Another reason I'm hesitant is because my friends and I just wrapped up a 70s short (whenever I can post a link up for you all to watch, I will. I've intended on it, but haven't gotten the go-ahead to do so yet), so I already know what kind of wardrobe, hairstyle, lingo, etc to expect... and who knows if AH delivers. The trailer just doesn't scream authentic 70s to me, but again, I could be wrong and would like to be proved wrong whenever I get a chance to watch.