Writer/director David O. Russell is not a good person.
He has mistreated the cast and crew of just about every film he’s ever made — like when George Clooney had to step in on the set of Three Kings or Christian Bale had to step in on the set of American Hustle after seeing the way he was treating the people around him, particularly the women on set, particularly the women in front of the camera. Verbal abuse. Psychological abuse.
He also sexually abused his own niece – something that he admitted to doing when confronted by police.
He is not a good person.
So it is very odd to see his latest outing, Amsterdam, which hits theaters this week, be all about the importance of being kind to each other. Treating people with respect. And how love can make the world a better place.
Read Patrick’s review over at Hotchka.
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