I definitely enjoyed the movie, and like some said it was funnier than I expected. I did build it up way too much in my head before seeing it though.
I agree with Uncle Stu's comments. The pacing and flow seemed off, and it was disjointed at times, (especially in the first hour or so.)
The acting was excellent as expected. Adams, Bale and especially Cooper were great. Renner impressed me, as I didn't know what to expect out of him. I am not a Jennifer Lawrence fan at all. In fact I think she wasn't good in Silver Linings Playbook, but I actually really enjoyed her role in this.
The characters turned out to be a lot different than I expected. I expected Amy Adams to be similar to the Penelope Cruz Blow character, and Jeremy Renner to be a money grubbing political crook. It was refreshing to see different types of characters in a movie like this.
Overall I enjoyed it, but it left some potential out there. I feel like if you give Martin Scorsese this script, he could make it a great movie. I think they could have made it more intense, and better utilized the 70's rock music even more than they did, like in the trailer.
I like David O Russell movies a ton and I Heart Huckabees is a favorite of mind, but this type of movie didn't suit him as much as some others do.
It was probably still near an 8/10, but could have been better.
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