Monday, 6 January 2014

American Hustle: Doesn't pass the Bechdel Test and is a bit of a snooze.

It's all hair and necklines. The script is all over the place, trying way too hard for little payoff. But the performances are generally very good, Christian Bale and Jeremy Renner in particular. Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence did the best they could with really very limited material. Their kiss pretty much sums up this movie: gratuitous. ***

Reminder: The Bechdel Test
  1. It has to have at least two women in it,
  2. who talk to each other,
  3. about something besides a man

Oops, on further reflection, technically it does pass the Bechdel Test because two of the female characters discuss nail polish for maybe sixty seconds while their husbands discuss business.

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