Bronx-born con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) receives a microwave oven from his new pal, Mayor Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner). Rosenfeld warns his wife, Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence), that this is a “science oven” and nothing metallic should be placed inside. But impulsive Rosalyn sees no reason that she should follow said rules and puts an aluminium tray in the device. After the ensuing fire, she defends herself, saying it was a good thing she tested it because the oven could've burned down the house and her husband had no business bringing the “science oven” into their home.
— Shalini Dore