From the author who gave us “Out Of Sight”, this set in the 70’s twisty crime caper has a solid cast with Oscar nominee John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey ( Mos Def) as kidnappers who nab the wife (Jennifer Aniston) of a corrupt real estate developer (a bloated Tim Robbins) who’s having an affair with an even more corrupt Isla Fisher (who steals the movie). Will Forte is also a hoot as a “family friend” who’s out to seduce Aniston’s Mickey.
Jennifer Aniston is just meh and is the weak link in an otherwise strong cast. She’s overpowered by the much stronger personalities surrounding her.
Like “American Hustle”, the fashion & furnishings are spot on . But director/screenwriter Daniel Schechter is no David O. Russell. It lacks the quick snap that made “American Hustle” so much fun.