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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Silver Linings Playbook
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7.9 IMDB rating

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Jacki Weaver

Jacki Weaver

Dolores
Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher

Dr. Cliff Patel
John Ortiz

John Ortiz

Ronnie


Written by
David O. Russell

David O. Russell

(screenplay)


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1 year, 11 months ago at Feb 5 19:33
6 votes
There are some movies that stick with you even after the credits have run and you've headed back to your everyday life. You'll suddenly find yourself thinking of it on your drive to work or while you make dinner. This movie is like that for me. At first I just loved it. It's a beautiful love story about two broken people who find away to heal through each other. Cooper and Lawrence are perfec... read more

A great movie

1 year, 9 months ago at Apr 28 17:21
5 votes
So far, it is the best movie I have seen which was released in 2012. I know, many of you will probably be surprised that I give it so much praise, especially considering the fact that I'm not really generous with my ratings nowadays but this movie hit me really bad and I was a wreck at the end. I even shed a few tears, something that never happened to me before. First of all, after 20 years of min... read more

Crowd-pleasing dramedy with laughs and heart

1 year, 11 months ago at Mar 3 16:09
5 votes
"Nikki's waiting for me to get in shape and get my life back together. Then we're going to be together."

Although it's a tad overrated in some circles, Silver Linings Playbook is a fine piece of filmmaking engineered by acclaimed director David O. Russell, whose 2010 feature The Fighter earned him a few Oscars and a truckload of box office dollars. Here, Russell fundamentally melds ... read more
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After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
Release date: 25 December 2012
Drama (32), Romance (28), Comedy (23), 2012 (19), Mental Illness (17), Dancing (12), Bipolar Disorder (12), 2010s (11), Football (11), Medication (8), Violence (7), OCD (7), Usa (7), Family (7), Letters (5), Gambling (4), Eagles (4), Dance (4), Escape (4), Bradley Cooper (4)
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" This is how to create a brilliant rom-com. Instead of stuffing the film with those whimsical, silly and now downright annoying things that seems to massacre that genre, David O. Russell creates a rom-com that's grounded in reality. Everything in this film feels real. And that's because it features top-notch performances, a superb script that manages to tackle troublesome thematics while being emotionally engaging and humorous, and efficient directing. This is one of those rare film experien"


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Rob posted a review 1 year ago

“i saw this movie thinking that it would be boring based on the title (my prejudice), but it was a really good movie i wouldn't call it oscar worthy (sorry jennifer), it was crazy, a new and exciting concept of a movie, its originality is brilliant, the acting is brilliant, ive seen this movie twice already, id put this in the emotional/comical/journey to finding ones self drama

7/10” read more

santanu posted a review 1 year, 2 months ago

Every Life Has a Silver Lining.....

“Life is not fair, it never was and never will be, so what should we do about that? Should we be cry babies or should we get along with our lives without letting any single opportune moment to pass, because every life how pathetic it may be has a moment to excel - the silver lining.

Silver linings Playbook, directed by David O Russel of The Three Kings and The Fighter fame is a noteworthy effort with a simple yet powerful script and a very impressive cast. The narrative is so nicely paced that it peaks on its own and excels beautifully.

The cast is adorable. While Bradley cooper impresses, Jennifer Lowrence steals the show and watching Robert De Niro in a decent role ( after so long) is a real treat.

All in all Silver Linings Playbook is an impressive piece o” read more

Netta5187 posted a review 1 year, 6 months ago

“Such a darkly humorous film. I really enjoyed both leads performances, especially Bradley Cooper. He really went all out for this one! Made me completely forgive him for doing those terrible Hangover movies! I liked Jennifer as well, though feel she was a little over the top at times and am still surprised she won an Oscar for that performance. I feel like the academy votes for whoever is the loudest and most modern character.” read more

DuckNation posted a review 1 year, 6 months ago

“This movie is great and definitely one of the better love movies that iv'e watch in the past couple years. Tons of great actors like Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper , Chris Tucker. The film follows Bradley Cooper (Pat) after staying in a mental hospital for some time he finally get's to go back home to his family. During this time he tries to get his life back together so he can get back together with his ex-wife. While having dinner over at his friends house he meets Jennifer Lawrence (Tiffany) she is Bi-polor and her and Pat have plenty of great moments that end up with one of them freaking out on each other. Tiffany is cousins with Pats ex-wife and she tells him that she will give her letters from him if he helps her with a dancing contest. Basically they end of falli” read more

PerfectPortal posted a review 1 year, 7 months ago

"Silver Linings Playbook" (2012)

“FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Silver Linings Playbook rounded out my trio of rentals this week because there aren't yet any films from this year that I thought would be good enough to offset Die Hard 5 and Gangster Squad. And it turns out I made a very good choice indeed! :D I loved it!

I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking mental illness is a very delicate subject, but I don't think any movie should be interpreted as a parable. I think of this more as a character study of two people helping each other to stand on their own two feet again. (I have heard from Film Brain, though – whom you can usually trust considering how meticulously he researches these things – that it's a pretty realistic depiction of mental illness.)

It's also astonishingly well acted across the board” read more

dannyjai posted a review 1 year, 8 months ago

“Silver Linings Playbook is another movie which I don't get the hype, that said it is not a bad movie but what was all the hype about. Jennifer Lawrence did steal the movie, and did a fantastic job as Tiffany. All the actors in the movie did a good job, The story was interesting and at times funny with a touch of darkness. The story also sheds light on mental illness, which is the core subject of the film, the story is good but for me some parts of the story let me down. Overall it is a good movie, a interresting story with some good acting.” read more

johanlefourbe posted a review 1 year, 9 months ago

A great movie

“So far, it is the best movie I have seen which was released in 2012. I know, many of you will probably be surprised that I give it so much praise, especially considering the fact that I'm not really generous with my ratings nowadays but this movie hit me really bad and I was a wreck at the end. I even shed a few tears, something that never happened to me before. First of all, after 20 years of mindless garbage, the great Robert De Niro was finally showing up in a good movie giving a great performance like in the good old days. Only to see good old Bob just killing it, that was already emotional for me. Secondly, the characters and the whole story really touched me personally as I was reminded of how I met my wife and why we ended up together in the first place. As soon as the DVD is out, I” read more

PvtCaboose91 posted a review 1 year, 11 months ago

Crowd-pleasing dramedy with laughs and heart

“"Nikki's waiting for me to get in shape and get my life back together. Then we're going to be together."

Although it's a tad overrated in some circles, Silver Linings Playbook is a fine piece of filmmaking engineered by acclaimed director David O. Russell, whose 2010 feature The Fighter earned him a few Oscars and a truckload of box office dollars. Here, Russell fundamentally melds the screwball comedy of I Heart Huckabees with the dramatics and the uplifting disposition of The Fighter, and it's a concoction that works. Written by Russell himself, Silver Linings Playbook is an adaptation of Matthew Quick's novel of the same name. It's a story which deals with the delicate subject of mental illness in a respectful fashion, and it manages to alternate between poignant and light-hea” read more

JxSxPx posted a review 1 year, 11 months ago

Silver Linings Playbook

“When it first started, I was more than a little worried that Silver Linings Playbook would be a movie which made mental illness seems quirky and funny, and not the debilitating and often harrowing experience it actually can be. But the atomic bomb which annihilated all doubts I had about the movie came in the form of Jennifer Lawrence.

Well, maybe not any and all doubts, I still take issue with the movie industries insistence on creating “fixable” and attractive hysterics. Real life mental illness is a lifelong struggle that one does not magically overcome by falling in love with another mentally ill person. But no matter, there’s enough in Silver Linings Playbook to feel that a happy ending for these character may be deserved, after all, they do suffer quite a bit througho” read more

SJMJ91 posted a review 1 year, 11 months ago

A powerful visual lesson on human psychology.

“Before seeing it, Silver Linings Playbook has the approach, like your traditional romantic comedy, where it is colourfully filmed and looks to contain a high level of predictability within the plot, mediocre performances from the actors and has nothing to show for it. However, it does not contain elements that forcefully add gross-out gags and sexual references. Based on the debut novel by Matthew Quick, Silver Linings Playbook is a romantic-drama that does have its elements of dark humour but more importantly, it demonstrates psychological issues within human beings in general. Supported by the sublime direction and script from David O. Russell as well as breath-taking performances from its ensemble cast, Silver Linings Playbook is a dark but at the same time, light-hearted and hilarious ” read more

tersanay posted a review 1 year, 11 months ago

“There are some movies that stick with you even after the credits have run and you've headed back to your everyday life. You'll suddenly find yourself thinking of it on your drive to work or while you make dinner. This movie is like that for me. At first I just loved it. It's a beautiful love story about two broken people who find away to heal through each other. Cooper and Lawrence are perfection both as individuals and as a couple. There are laughs and tears and when it's over you feel like it's time to go out and find the silver lining in your own life.

But now, after the warmth of the ending has faded I find myself dwelling on the sadder parts. The pain of dealing with undiagnosed mental disabilities and I realize that a more relevant movie couldn't be made. After al” read more

kgbelliveau posted a review 2 years ago

A Silver Lining for Romance films

“Very few romance movies have taken the time to explore the emotional repercussions of romance, especially how failed ones help shape people for the future. The Silver Linings Playbook is about real people coming to terms with real life situations and finding their silver lining in a world that can sometimes be too painful and unforgiving

Pat Solitano JR is released into the care of his parents after spending eight months in a mental care facility for an angry outburst against his wife’s lover .During his stay Pat is diagnosed with Bi-Polar disorder, but he refuses to take his medicine upon his release. With the help of his parents, Pat tries to get his life back on track and get back together with Nikki. However, a long the way he meets Tiffany Maxwell, who is still dealing wit” read more

JR1220 posted a review 2 years ago

“Wanted to say a few things about SLP while it is still fresh in my mind.

First off, Jennifer Lawrence is the real deal. I predict that she will have the big one (Oscar) within five years. As an actress, I've been very impressed with her so far. I'm more impressed with how she has been handling her new found fame. Don't change a thing - inside or out.

I'm also a big fan of Bradley Cooper's performance in this movie. While it was challenging to watch in spots, the comedy helped to balance out the more serious overtones of mental illness and loss.

Finally, this was an important movie in that it may open up a dialogue about mental health in this country and how we might be able to recognize if someone is having an issue, be that a loved one, friend, c” read more

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"**Jennifer Lawrence- Silver Linings Playbook *Quvenzhané Wallis- Beasts of the Southern Wild *Helen Mirren- Hitchcock *Naomi Watts- The Impossible *Marion Cotillard- Rust and Bone This years category for females is a bit more complicated than most. There are only a couple of locks, with a couple just complete guesses. Lawrence is the clear frontrunner at this point, having already been nominated just two years ago, and adding in her Hunger Games success. It seems like her year. Cotill"


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" Director: David O. Russell Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Julia Stiles, Chris Tucker What's it about?: After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. What do I think?: I don't know what to say about this movie. Everybody seems to think it's gonna be a big hit at the Oscars tha"



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