Starting a major motion picture with a bald guy working on a comb-over isn’t the most obvious of choices. But American Hustle
begins with Christian Bale, paunchy and fleshy and in decidedly non-Dark Knight
shape, fixing his hair with a watchmaker’s precision. He glues down a massive comb-over and maneuvers a monstrous toupee before the coup de grâce: dousing the hirsute creation in nearly half a can of hairspray.