American Hustle audiences can't work out which decade it's set in

CONFUSED cinemagoers have criticised American Hustle for its ambiguous historical context.

They claim the Oscar-nominated movie, which features a character wearing an open-chested white suit with a gold medallion visiting a disco, has no clear affiliation to any time period.

Father-of-two Wayne Hayes said: “I couldn’t concentrate on the scene where Christian Bale, with groovy collar-length hair over his wide-lapelled velvet jacket, was berating Jimmy Carter’s inflation policies.

“Why? Because all I could think was ‘Is this the 90s? Or the noughties, or the 80s?’

“I’m prepared to expend some mental energy on a film, but not this much.”

Carolyn Ryan of Congleton agreed: “It didn’t have a Rubik’s Cube in, so it probably wasn’t the 80s.

“I thought the soundtrack might help me pinpoint the era, but I couldn’t find any correlation between tracks by the Bee Gees, Donna Summer, Wings, and David Bowie. Who could?”

Film critic Julian Cook said: “Christ, it’s perfectly obvious that it’s set in the 1970s. There’s even a caption at the beginning saying it’s 1978.

“So now we know when it’s set. But I still haven’t worked out where.”

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Adults living at home terrified of house price fall

PEOPLE living with their parents are dreading having to make their own way in the world, it has emerged.

30-somethings living at home are praying that property remains unaffordable so they never have to abandon the parental bosom for the terrifying world of adulthood.

Tom Logan, 33, said: “The thought of buying my own house just makes me want to hide under my Thundercats duvet.

“I mean, I’d be in a house all on my own, which is scary enough in itself. My mum wouldn’t be there to make me a sandwich and I wouldn’t know to work the washing machine or where the towels are kept.

“I wouldn’t have any money either, because it would probably cost much more than the £5 a month I give to my parents.”

Donna Sheridan, 29, said: “If I got my own flat, how would I ask for money from my dad all the time and get him to drive me everywhere at the drop of a hat?

“He’d have to sit outside in the car all day with a bag of money.”

Estate agent Stephen Malley said: “We get quite a lot of grown-up children and their parents looking in the window at our disgustingly expensive houses.

“They tut and shake their heads, but you can tell they just want to get back to their rent-free childhood bedroom for some Playstation and a bowl of mum’s hotpot.”