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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…
this movie was boring as hell. it was just a bunch of suburban white heterostraights complaining about football in a movie that trivializes and romanticizes mental illness on a whole new level. why does everyone like it so much
Commedia malinconica ben congegnata e diretta, con un cast in palla e che sa anche offrire, seppur seguendo delle direttrice interpretative già viste, una faccia inedita a grandi attori ormai non sempre in grado di onorare i fasti del passato (vedi De Niro).
La Lawrence risulta molto più credibile di Cooper nel ruolo del bipolare depresso, però entrambi costruiscono una bella alchimia che regge per tutto il racconto.
I limiti sono forse in una troppo rapida discesa nel sentimentalismo più generalista e nell'abbandonare la disamina dei disturbi e delle conseguenze sociali e comportamentali derivate dal bipolarismo, per prendere il classico binario hollywoodiano del sogno americano di una seconda chance per tutti e della competizione come viatico della propria redenzione; palestra dalla quale passare per essere un uomo/una donna migliori.
This movie is incredibly well acted and well directed. This is easily Bradley Cooper's and Jennifer Lawrence's best film. Their chemistry is incredible and real. I wish every romantic drama could be as good as this. 9.2/10
Really enjoyed this when I thought I wasn't, thought it was going to be about football...a little was haha but about crazy people haha, no. I was a great movie!
A bipolar disorder person who he had treatment taken several month and he return back to his parents he came to know he lost his wife and job and social life.
y he became bipolar disorder , how he returned his normal life ,who helped him, what r the incident takes place this is the story.A small gambling also playing vital role . watchable.
Deeply lived-in performances, rampant authenticity and some near sublimity, brilliantly shot to boot. Maybe Russell's best work?
Despised this film. I wasn't able to empathise with any of the characters and I finished it genuinely wishing I could have those 2 hours of my life back. It's very rare that I feel that strongly about bad films, but I just didn't enjoy this at all. It felt like it was trying too hard to be quirky and it totally missed for me.
Αμερικανιά φουλ:Νευρώσεις,Zanax,προβληματικές οικογενειακές σχέσεις,έλλειψη επικοινωνίας,κλισέ τύπου"η αγάπη όλα τα νικά","ο χορός γιατρεύει τα ψυχικά προβλήματα" κι ένα τέλος χιλιο'ι'δωμένο με αυτόν να τρέχει πίσω απο αυτήν, να της λέει πόσο την αγαπά και να φιλιούνται περιπαθώς.Το'χω δει και με Βουγιουκλάκη -Παπαμιχαήλ στην "Αρχόντισσα και τον Αλήτη".. Συμπαθητικές ερμηνείες και αξιομνημόνευτο το καλτ παντελόνι του Ντε Νίρο.
A great cast cannot mask tonal imbalances, a weak script, and a naive perspective on mental illness in a way David O. Russell needs it to. Silver Linings Playbook functions as a very good romantic comedy, but nothing more.
I hate to use the term overrated, but c'mon. 8 Oscar nominations? It should have had one, for De Niro alone.
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…