Can a movie about a con's con con work?
The movie is about a con man coning his way through life. You will have to pay close attention in the movie. This is like the Inception of Con's. It's a con inside a con while another con is going on.
The performances from Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper are what makes this movie great. They are really in character for who they play. They know how to act. Jennifer Lawrence is another hidden gem in the movie. She plays a fantastic crazy house wife. Now Amy Adams should really just stick with romantic comedy movies and Superman. There is nothing for her in this movie.
Surprisingly Louis C.K. is a great addition to this movie. I didn't know he was even in this movie until I saw the movie. He really is a great comedy relief that is added in the movie. He brings a different element when he is in any movie.
There needed to be more Robert De Niro. He was barely in the movie, however the very small part he was in, he was perfect for. He should have had a larger role, although that may have pulled from the main story line a bit.