David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook stars Bradley Cooper as Pat, a bipolar man from Philadelphia who has spent the last eight months in a mental hospital. He was ordered there after a violent incident involving his wife and another man. Pat moves in with his father (Robert De Niro), a lifelong Eagles fans who has low-level OCD issues. Pat wants to get back together with his wife, even though there is a restraining order keeping him from contacting her. He soon befriends Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a depressed young woman who's mourning the death of her husband by engaging in compulsive sex with almost everyone she meets; she also knows his wife and offers to deliver a letter of his to her if he acts as her partner in a local dance competition. Silver Linings Playbook screened at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
This was my favorite movie of 2012. I am a person who loves drama and comedy equally. I believe that one cannot exist without the other. This movie balances both beautifully.Of course, its widely known that Jennifer Lawrence is a powerhouse. She is effortlessly amazing in this movie. One thing I did not know however, was that Bradley Cooper has some real acting chops. I tried thinking of another actor who could have balanced the mania, comedy, warmth and vulnerability that he brought. Every actor i thought of, just seemed wrong. I was truly.impressed. Every actor in every role, from major to minor, gave it their all and the result was a wonderful movie. It seemed as though we just peered into the lives of real people. They were flawed and accessible and real. I couldnt have asked for more. See it! I don't think you'll be disappointed.
This was a realy good movie. The story sounds strange but it is good, casting was awesome no complaints there. I have also read the book which was excellent. So those of you who have read the book there are some deffent changes but I enjoyed it anyway.
I watched the full movie here ----------> http://tiny.cc/movie784
(that link is for those who haven't watched it yet)
Anyway, what can I say? this movie definitely made me love the characters and I can relate!! Just some minor plots that are ridicuous I didnt like.. anyway, 5/5 stars for this movie!!
This movie is Obsessive-Compulsive Deliriously funny! OCD PTSD Bradley Cooper (Hangover, Limitless) plays Pat Solitano a former Teacher just released from a mental institution moves back in with his parents. Pat who appear paranoid and potentially delusional in his quest to return with his long gone, cheating ex-wife. After he catches her in the act of cheating is institutionalized for losing it and almost beating a man to death. and his new Friend/Girlfriend Jennifer Lawrence (Hunger Games) played Tiffany who is grieving the death of her husband by preoccupation her mourning in engaging everyone at her Job. Robert DeNiro plays the Superstitious Eagles Fan Dad whose OCD Rituals also suffers the commonly share personality traits such as high attention to detail ,Aligning multiple TV remotes to avoid risk of losing a games, carefully planning bets as a Bookie to open up a Restaurant. Despite all their irrational behavior, they mutually agree to use one another for their selfish goals.
I wish I had written the brilliant screenplay for this film, which had incredible acting and fabulous directing and would, if audiences and the film industry valued wit and transformation, clean up at the oscars. The absolutely best thing about this film is that it's like a hall of mirrors: the unexpected or apparently unfortunate or unwanted events all turn out for the best. It's like Serendipity with a less saccharine flavor. Nobody gets what they want--thank goodness; there is a conspiracy--one of love and redemption; against all odds and reason, the family members love each other and stick together; and, not unusually, the people who are crazy are the ones who are walking free. Having married into a working class family from PA, I can attest to the authenticity of the characters and situations and performances. Favorite moments: literary analyses of Hemingway and Golding (what is it with the modern era and suicidal or deeply traumatized writers sharing their misery???). A must see.