By Jacob Hall
Few film ensembles have been as impressive as the cast of David O. Russell's American Hustle, which tells a story of low-level con men, crime and politics in 1970s New Jersey. What's most astonishing about this all-star cast is how different their roles are from the types they usually play. Just how far are Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Christian Bale and Jeremy Renner in this film from their usual roles? It's night and day.