"American Hustle" has it all.
An excellent cast, a meandering plot which owes something to "The Sting", a great soundtrack, and a basis in a real-life poorly-run scam operation in the seventies should make for good cinema.
We have a cast full of wannabees. Amy Adams wants to jettison her very ordinary background for a role as a glamorous member of the British aristocracy. Christian Bale wants to have hair, and we are treated to a display of the most tortuous comb-over in history.