Best Weekend Ever: Jennifer Lawrence Scores Raves for ‘American Hustle’ After ‘Fire’ Blows Up

Best Weekend Ever: Jennifer Lawrence Scores Raves for ‘American Hustle’ After ‘Fire’ Blows Up

It would appear that Jennifer Lawrence is, indeed, the Girl on Fire.
Aside from maybe last February when she took home the Oscar, the 23-year-old actress had arguably her best professional weekend ever as she received raves for her performance at the first official screenings of her upcoming drama, “American Hustle” — and obliterated box-office records as “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” notched the best-ever November opening, taking in over $161 million at the domestic box office.

“American Hustle,” the latest character drama from director David O. Russell, has officially staked its claim in this year’s Oscar competition as it screened on Sunday in Los Angeles, where the audience made up of members of SAG, the Academy and select press gave it a standing ovation, according to The Wrap. Individual reactions to the film itself on Twitter have been mixed, though Lawrence is getting unanimous praise for her turn as Rosalyn Rosenfeld, the wife of a con man (Christian Bale) who’s forced to assist in a sting operation run by a volatile FBI agent (Bradley Cooper)….

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