'Amsterdam' has as many ideas as it does stars : Pop Culture Happy Hour The film Amsterdam is a screwball comedy very loosely based on a real historical event from the 1930s. Christian Bale, John David Washington, and Margot Robbie play friends who get caught up in a political conspiracy. Written and directed by David O. Russell, the movie's sprawling ensemble also includes Robert De Niro, Rami Malek, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Zoe Saldana.

'Amsterdam' has as many ideas as it does stars

'Amsterdam' has as many ideas as it does stars

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Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and John David Washington appear in a scene from Amsterdam. 20th Century Studios/Walt Disney Studios hide caption

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Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and John David Washington appear in a scene from Amsterdam.

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The film Amsterdam is a screwball comedy very loosely based on a real historical event from the 1930s. Christian Bale, John David Washington, and Margot Robbie play friends who get caught up in a political conspiracy. Written and directed by David O. Russell, the movie's sprawling ensemble also includes Robert De Niro, Rami Malek, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Zoe Saldana.