derivative of boogie nights and goodfellas. the camera movement in particular was reminiscent of those two films. the soundtrack is good on paper, but it didn’t work within the flow of the film. russell just didn’t choose the right music for the right scene and it wasn’t well edited together. overall this is a disappointing film. i like david o. russell’s work, i like con artist movies, i thought this was going to be a good one. unfortunately it really isn’t. most of the performances were fine and jennifer lawrence’s character was actually funny and kinda interesting. the rest of the film, however, was pretty lifeless and uninteresting.