Sometimes it's a much darker experience, like breaking down the way writer/director David O.
Russell's real-life actions and accusations about his behavior hangover Amsterdam like a dark cloud.
Russell's film follows three misfits: doctor Burt Berendsen (Christian Bale), nurse/weird artist Valerie (Margot Robbie), and lawyer Harold Woodsman (John David Washington). They join a Nazi plan in 1938.
Since Russell never apologises or makes any effort to grow as a person in real life, putting the focus on these things throughout Amsterdam feels like an insult.
"Amsterdam" reveals how Russell feels about women.
For example, the way women are written as stereotypes in Amsterdam would be a fatal flaw no matter who was in charge of making this movie.
When you look at the women in Amsterdam, you can see how Russell has a narrow view of women in the real world.
This is a small thing, but it's just one more way that Amsterdam keeps bringing viewers back to the present and, by extension, to Russell's actions.
Amsterdam keeps bringing up Russell's mistakes over and over again, and nothing in the movie is interesting or important enough to take your mind off of these real-life parallels.