Silver Linings Playbook

122 mins
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Romantic comedy from director David O. Russell (The Fighter) starring Bradley Cooper as a heartbroken man fresh out of a... More

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Silver Linings Playbook | Ratings & Reviews

"Only Jennifer Lawrence... somehow finds the tonal balance that eludes Russell and the film as a whole."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"Silver Linings Playbook raises the bar on romantic comedy."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"Pretty much a miscalculation from beginning to end."

The New YorkerThe New Yorker

"An edgy romantic dramedy that suits our anxious times."

New York Daily NewsNew York Daily News

"A crazy beaut of a comedy that... manages to circumvent predictability at every turn."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"It's a rom-com that succeeds in revitalising that discredited genre where so many others have failed, injecting it with the grit and emotion of realist drama rather than with amped-up whimsy... or montages of people walking on the beach."


"Writer-director Russell is just the guy to bring out (and then calm) the manic dysfunction in these folks."


"In a script that never lapses into mundane or uninteresting language, the scenes between Pat and Tiffany are sculpted with an almost David Mamet-like sharpness."


"Exuberant... does almost everything right."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"This is a date movie that doesn't offer the sophistication it thinks it does, but is as enjoyable and good-natured as the genre requires."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"So good, it could almost be a terrific old classic."

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

"It's clever and cute and never lets you forget it."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"It wraps up a little more cosily than the director’s hardcore fans might have liked but, for just over an hour, this is one of the strangest American comedies to emerge in quite some time."

Little White LiesLittle White Lies

"Cooper and Lawrence expand their range in David O. Russell's winning comedy romance about two people struggling to rebuild their lives."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Jennifer Lawrence is the standout in a tonally uneven, eccentric romantic dramedy."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"It's the perfect material for Russell, who not only deals perceptively with the dizzying swings of manic depression, but makes it the fabric of a big, generous, happy-making ensemble comedy."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

Silver Linings Playbook | Details

Award winner
Best Actress for Lawrence at the 2013 Academy Awards. Best Actress (Comedy or Musical) for Lawrence, Golden Globes 2013. Audience Award winner at Toronto Film Festival 2012. Best Adapted Screenplay, BAFTA Awards 2013.
M, contains violence, sexual references & offensive language
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country of origin