I put this movie off more than most on my entire DLMChallenge list. I kept thinking that it was overhyped, and dumb that it’s about crazy people who are that attractive. And I got hung up on their ages. “I mean, there’s no way that a nearly forty year old man and an early 20s girl would get together!” Geez, my mind’s dumb sometimes, huh?
Not only were these “excuses” invalid, but the film was also a solid piece of filmmaking. In retrospect, I now see David O. Russell’s pattern, his style. Every movie of his that I’ve seen (which admittedly isn’t many) has his name all over it.
Now for the actors. I get why Jennifer Lawrence won the Oscar, and how Bradley Cooper was nominated. I get it now. They’re good. They sold me on crazy, on their relationships, and on dance contests. I’ve entered three since then [BLATANT LIE ALERT].
If you like dramatic films of any kind, then give this one a shot, you will not be disappointed.