Jennifer Lawrence American Hustle Movie Poster
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Jennifer Lawrence
A young up-and-comer tries to break in to a lucrative business. An established old-timer takes the new guy under his wing. All of a sudden new guy is living the big life, and the partnership even turns the old guy's profits up that much more. Then things go to shit. Jobs go badly, the law is hot on the trail, and the women suddenly turn sour. There's a big climactic point, involving that straight-laced law enforcement type (played by the third billed male lead). In the end, all of the characters go their separate ways, story-lines half-resolved, leaving the viewer vaguely unsatisfied and unfulfilled... but they'll swear it was a really good flick.