Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook

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Silver Linings Playbook

Romantic comedy from director David O. Russell (The Fighter) starring Bradley Cooper as a heartbroken man fresh out of a mental institution, living with his parents and trying to get his life back together. Co-stars Jennifer Lawrence (who nabbed an Oscar for her role), Robert DeNiro and Chris Tucker. Adapted from Matthew Quick’s bestselling novel.

Pat (Cooper) has lost everything - his house, his job, his wife (to another man) and his compsure. After months in a state institution, he now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (DeNiro). Determined to remain positive (the Silver Lining ethos), Pat devotes himself entirely to becoming the man his wife wanted him to be. But his regime gets sidetracked after meeting Tiffany (Lawrence), a girl with problems of her own. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very important for her in return. 

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.
2013Rating: M, contains violence, sexual references & offensive language122 minsUSA
ComedyDramaRomanceFestival & Independent
Director:
David O. Russell ('The Fighter', 'I Heart Huckabees', 'Three Kings', 'Flirting with Disaster')
Writer:
David O. Russell
Cast:
Bradley CooperJennifer LawrenceRobert De NiroJulia StilesChris TuckerJacki Weaver
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Exuberant... does almost everything right.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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.

3.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

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.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

3.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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.

0

Charming

Good movie but a bit predictable

3.0
0

Cooper dances!

Bradley Cooper should scoop actor of the year award with this - he portrayed 'madness' very well, but also I haven't seen him dance before and he wasn't too bad! I enjoyed the entire film, although the ending was predictable, the laughs in between were great!

4.0
0

Something a bit different

Eccentric characters, humerus, serious, this movie does provide a fun romp for a fun filled 2 hours

4.0
0

Not all I expected.

Whilst enjoyable not everything it could have or I thought should have been.

3.0
0

Seen Them All

The premise is on mental health, so be careful who you are going to invite to watch the movie/DVD with as you don't want anyone with issues thinking you are 'getting at them' in any way. - (Valid point, trust me). A great light-hearted character study, with fantastic performances by Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Academy Award, that give you some...

5.0
0

Everyone has their Silver Lining

David O'Russell has earned a reputation providing somewhat simplistic narratives with quirkiness which elevate themselves from countless other standard dramas. Following The Fighter, undoubtedly O'Russell's most mainstream feature, the director tackles mental illness as the backbone for his lead characters, unexpectedly providing touching moments of...

3.0
0

One of the better ones.

An enjoyable movie with humour and depth. Robert Deniro played a great part.

4.0
0

Great movie

This about about Pat who has just come out of mental institution to live with his parents. He meets Tiffany who has problems of her own and they connect with each other. Pat's father played Robert Deniro just wants to watch american football with him and make big bets (his father is a bookmaker) This film has very witty dialogue and funny situations. Great...

4.0
0

Rapid-fire hilarity

0

Unexpectedly Brilliant

Everything from the casting, performances, cinematography and writing in this quirky and hilariously brilliant film was just spot on. The performances from both Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence were outstanding and they both deserve the awards and accolades that they have received so far. The story itself was surprisingly emotionally deep and yet didn't...

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Exuberant... does almost everything right.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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.

3.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

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.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

3.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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.

0

Charming

Good movie but a bit predictable

3.0
0

Cooper dances!

Bradley Cooper should scoop actor of the year award with this - he portrayed 'madness' very well, but also I haven't seen him dance before and he wasn't too bad! I enjoyed the entire film, although the ending was predictable, the laughs in between were great!

4.0
0

Something a bit different

Eccentric characters, humerus, serious, this movie does provide a fun romp for a fun filled 2 hours

4.0
0

Not all I expected.

Whilst enjoyable not everything it could have or I thought should have been.

3.0
0

Seen Them All

The premise is on mental health, so be careful who you are going to invite to watch the movie/DVD with as you don't want anyone with issues thinking you are 'getting at them' in any way. - (Valid point, trust me). A great light-hearted character study, with fantastic performances by Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Academy Award, that give you some...

5.0
0

Everyone has their Silver Lining

David O'Russell has earned a reputation providing somewhat simplistic narratives with quirkiness which elevate themselves from countless other standard dramas. Following The Fighter, undoubtedly O'Russell's most mainstream feature, the director tackles mental illness as the backbone for his lead characters, unexpectedly providing touching moments of...

3.0
0

One of the better ones.

An enjoyable movie with humour and depth. Robert Deniro played a great part.

4.0
0

Great movie

This about about Pat who has just come out of mental institution to live with his parents. He meets Tiffany who has problems of her own and they connect with each other. Pat's father played Robert Deniro just wants to watch american football with him and make big bets (his father is a bookmaker) This film has very witty dialogue and funny situations....

4.0
0

Rapid-fire hilarity

0

Unexpectedly Brilliant

Everything from the casting, performances, cinematography and writing in this quirky and hilariously brilliant film was just spot on. The performances from both Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence were outstanding and they both deserve the awards and accolades that they have received so far. The story itself was surprisingly emotionally deep and yet...

5.0
0