David O. Russell’s movie “Amsterdam,” primarily billed as the tale of 3 friends who discovered themselves “at the center of one of the most shocking secret plots in American history” shows itself as being founded on a true story. But the movie, in cinemas now, adheres slightly to reality.
The movie veers so far from the historic record that Jonathan M. Katz, the reporter whose book “Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the Making and Breaking of America’s Empire” reveals the story behind “Amsterdam,” evaluates that the movie is only “10%” real.
Talking about the details of the movie, this piece is written and directed by Russell, “Amsterdam,” set in the year 1933, follows two World War I veterans, Burt Berendsen (Christian Bale), a doctor, and another one is Harold Woodsman (John David Washington), a lawyer. Both are hovered by Elizabeth Meekins (Taylor Swift), the daughter of their former regiment commander, to conduct an autopsy of his body after his questionable death. Soon, they are suspects in Elizabeth’s murder after she’s driven in front of a car, and go on the run to uncover who was after her father. They reconnect with their old friend Valerie Voze (Margot Robbie) and somehow become entangled in a conspiracy against the U.S. govt. The period acting is mainly fiction, although some parts were inspired by history.
Many are saying that they are liking the movie! What do you think? Are you going to watch it?