Self-indulgent, funny and scattershot film

American Hustle - (l to r) Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner and Christian Bale. Photo: PA Photo/Entertainment Film Distributors

American Hustle - (l to r) Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner and Christian Bale. Photo: PA Photo/Entertainment Film Distributors

Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) is a brilliant con man, trapped in a loveless marriage to a harridan wife, Rosalyn (Lawrence).

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