The first 1012 films are from The 1,000 Greatest Films list, and maintain the original order. The films that follow…
Silver Linings Playbook
Watch For The Signs
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…
Jennifer Lawrence: I'm crazy.
Bradley Cooper: Nooooo, I'm crazy.
Jennifer Lawrence: I'm crazier.
Bradley Cooper: Nooooo, I'm crazier.
Jennifer Lawrence: I want to win an Oscar.
Bradley Cooper: Nooooo, I want to win an Oscar.
Robert De Niro: Don't forget about me! I care about acting again!
122 minutes. 122 minutes of this. That's 122 minutes too long.
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…
David O. Russell's adaptation to Matthew Quick's novel is intrinsic and dramatic to say the least. Silver Linings Playbook is a brilliant film that embodies love, life and all it encounters. The film's craftiness and quick-witted humor is a great blend to its direction. The combination of two superb performances (Bradley Cooper & Jennifer Lawrence) along with their solid chemistry is probably the best summation of the film's overall aura, thus giving them the much deserved Oscar nominations (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress) and winnings (Best Actress)
Not sure about this. Really wanted to see it after having seen the trailer a couple of times. Now, finally and.... confused. Well played disorders but somehow I did not really get into it, not sure why. Confusing. What does it mean? Why did I not get it, as most other people say nice things about it??
I don't, exactly remember my first reaction after the first time I watched it a few years back, but now I can say with certainty that this film is stupendous in every way. The directing, cinematography, editing, writing, and of course the acting was all fantastic. Maybe someday in the future people will look back at this film and remember it as the perfect rom-com for its time, like how we view Breakfast at Tiffany's. [9/10-Perfect]
While I hated the first hour and the performance of the actor, well, I got to say that I ended up enjoying it very much.
It really touched me.
I kinda liked the bits of crazy in this movie. I should look for this more.
Selbst für die Regel: "don't stick your dick in crazy" gibt es eine Ausnahme. Verrückte Figuren; geiler Film!
I love this movie. There's two characters on the poster but ultimately it's about a guy learning to deal with his problems and get past his delusions and find happiness. Other parallel characters like his father and JLaw make up a giant cast of characters that seem so out of place and dysfunctional and it is fantastic - the characters are almost too perfect, too calculatedly random and messed up to believe and root for because ultimately it is predictable. However, sometimes chaotic films like this are a struggle to watch, but not this one.
Also, the final dance scene is gold.
Complete list. :-(
Top 200 is pretty definitive. Essentially the top/most memorable 20-25% of all the films I've seen in my life (which…