She's one of my favs but her performance in American Hustle is overrated. She was better in the Hunger Games movie
Her performance is generally strong in 'The Hunger Games', but it also features some of her worst acting moments. Especially in the scene where she's being escorted away and calling out to Primrose. And, the last frames of her facial expression changes was horrendous and didn't feel the least bit authentic.
I thought Lawrence was great in Silver Linings Playbook and deserved all the accolades for that. Her performance/character was about the only thing I liked about that movie.
In American Hustle though? She just felt out of place in that role. Wasn't bad by any means but there's three better performances she's nominated against (I haven't see the Julia Roberts one). IMO, she shouldn't be in the Oscar discussion this year.
The DeNiro gambling sideplot was so ridiculous and took me out of the great central relationship. It was treated in such a weirdly light-hearted manner even though he was ruining his own business or something ??(I can't remember the exact details). The movie would have been better without it.
"Been around the world twice. Talked to everyone once. Seen two whales ****, been to three world faires. And I even know a man in Thailand with a wooden ****. I pushed more peeter, more sweeter and more completer than any other peter pusher around. I'm a hard bodied, hairy chested, rootin' tootin' shootin', parachutin' demolition double cap crimpin' frogman. There ain't nothin' I can't do. No sky too high, no sea too rough, no muff too tough. Been a lot of lessons in my life. Never shoot a large caliber man with a small caliber bullet. Drove all kinds of trucks. 2by's, 4by's , 6by's and those big mother ****ers that bend and go 'Shhh Shhh' when you step on the brakes. Anything in life worth doing is worth overdoing. Moderation is for cowards. I'm a lover, I'm a fighter, I'm a UDT Navy SEAL diver. I'll wine, dine, intertwine, and sneak out the back door when the refueling is done. So if you're feeling froggy, then you better jump, because this frogman's been there, done that and is going back for more. Cheers boys."
Brilliant movie, I live in Australia but always wanted to know if that movie gets an ovation at the end?