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Silver Linings Playbook
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After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
My ticket stub says that I saw Silver Linings Playbook but it can't be the same film everyone else has seen. It just can't be. This one was supposed to be charming, enjoyable, fun even. It won the TIFF Audience Award. It was supposed to have great characters. Cooper and Lawrence were supposed to have given wonderful performances. DeNiro, it was said, was back. Jackie Weaver, wait, was she in this?
The film I saw was bland and boring. I checked my watch when I found myself engaged: it was 8:50. The film started at 7pm.
So I had plenty of time to just kind of watch the film go by and notice stuff. I imagined the checklist of things…
What a triumph. Worthy of all the praise it has been getting and then some.
I was baffled by how moved I was by this film. I generally do not like this type of 'boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love against all odds' storyline. And even though this is essentially just that, there is so much more to it.
This is a character driven piece and we are given a host of superbly written protagonists, who are for the better part of the film, their own antagonists. It is their nature that makes this film so intriguing and the slowly developing relationships and character arcs so compelling and refreshingly original. These are not characters easy to identify…
I can’t remember the last time I was quite so apathetic towards a film.
David O. Russell’s awards bothering movie is perfectly decent, but is it anything more than that? For me the answer is a disappointing no. It’s easy to see why it attracted such attention during awards season as it deals with mental illness (a voter’s favourite) whilst wrapping it up in the safe comforting embrace of a feel-good romantic-drama. Even the loud, showy performances seem carefully engineered to play into the hands of voters.
Despite the spiky central relationship between the bipolar Pat and depressed slutty widow, Tiffany, this is a crushingly conventional story that never strays from the well worn romantic-comedy formula. Whilst it might subvert…
Love can make us all a little crazy.
Unless you're already a little crazy.
In that case, maybe love provides a bit of a silver lining, and we can all use a bit of that now can't we?
God, I loved this film. I loved everything about it. Everything was just so right on the nose from the performances to the writing to the atmosphere to the soundtrack to...I just loved it. Just blew me away.
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence both did a tremendous job in their roles, especially Lawrence who I'm really pulling for to win that Oscar. You feel every single emotion they display from the looks they give and they way they speak alone. Together they…
No film this year took me by bigger surprise than Silver Linings Playbook, a dazzling romantic comedy featuring the type of dysfunctional people that reside in David O. Russell's wheelhouse as a filmmaker. Not since Three Kings and Flirting With Disaster has he been so in tune with his strengths, and it resulted in what might be his crowning achievement.
As much as both The Fighter and I Heart Huckabees are enormously appreciated by most people, I found each of them highly uneven and severely overrated. No doubt they have good things about them, but they definitely lack that vintage Russell feel that his earlier work possesses. Being that he hasn't made a film I have liked since 1999, it's…
"I was a slut. There will always be a part of me that is dirty and sloppy, but I like that, just like all the other parts of myself. I can forgive. Can you say the same for yourself, fucker? Can you forgive? Are you capable of that?"
If you are thinking of making a romantic comedy, I beg you, I Implore you please watch Silver Linings Playbook, pay attention, and take notes. If you do that and make a film even half as good as this you'll have a quality film on your hands.
I gotta say I was blown away by this film. It'll be called a rom-com but I think it's more specifically a romantic…
Robert De Niro was awesome in this movie.Jennifer Lawrence was cool and Bradly cooper was on top of his performance.
Last 25 mins in this movie was the most enjoyable part.
Complete fun and entertainment.
I didn't care for it much the first time I watched it. When I re-watched it for a school paper, it grew on me.
Loved everything about this movie. The story and the characters both fit very well in this movie. Movie with Jeniffer Lowrance and Brandy Copper is a must watch with these two awesome actors with interesting chemistry. This movie shows what some people have to go through to over come mental illness and how serious it can be and how it can destroy a family. Beautiful ending, will funny humor and unexpected ending to me. I liked that because of how these people think, you never know what will happen next.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Not exactly traditional romantic comedy. First half of the movie you thing it's going one way but then it turns out it's going right the opposite direction.
I'm talking, of course, about the whole Pat's obsession with his wife. You'd almost think that this romantic movie is going to be about him winning her back but it's not. Quite the opposite. His wife is there only for few minutes at the end. On the other hand what looks like a side character turns out to be the main character in the second half of the movie.
Although Jennifer Lawrence won her Oscar for this I want to talk about the rest of the cast that was absolutely flawless. The beauty…
Led by the fantastic performances from Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro, flawless direction from David O'Russell, a perfect script and a good balance between drama, romance and comedy, Silver Linings Playbook is one of my all time favorites and is as good as a movie can get.
One of the best romantic comedies I have seen. Russell picks out his cast carefully and Cooper and Lawrence give commanding performances under Russell's top-notch script and direction.
rewatching this was the best idea I had all week. ♡
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