American Hustle

American Hustle ★★★★

We need to understand one thing: a woman has a good taste when she prefers Christian Bale over Bradley Cooper.

Some spectacular lines:

Sydney Prosser: You're nothing to me 'til you're everything.
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Irving Rosenfeld: It's the crazy thing about people. The more you say no, the more they want in on something. It is so stupid.
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Irving Rosenfeld: That's the way the world works. Not black and white, like you say. Extremely gray.
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Irving Rosenfeld: I felt like we had a secret, just the two of us. You know? Like that thing when you just wanna be with the one person the whole time? And you feel like the two of you understand something that nobody else gets. I could just tell her everything about myself. And I’d never had anybody like that in my life before. I felt like, finally, I could truly be myself without being ashamed, without being embarrassed.
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Irving Rosenfeld: When you are offered a favor or money, take the favor, not the money. Jesus said that, didn't he?
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Irving: I want show you something. This Rembrandt here? People come from all over the world to see this.
Richie: Yeah, he's good. Yeah.
Irving: It's a fake.
Richie: Wait, what’re you talking about? That's impossible.
Irving: People believe what they want to believe. 'Cause the guy who made this was so good that it's real to everybody. Now who's the master -- the painter or the forger?
Richie: That's a fake?
Irving: That's the way the world works. Not black and white, like you say. Extremely grey.