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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…
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…
Eh, I didn't buy it. The characters seemed so fake. Nobody in the real world behaves like the people in this movie. Not even crazy people. The story seemed like a cheap escapist fantasy to me.
I know David O. Russell has split his audiences opinions about how good his movies really are, but you can firmly put me on the fan side. Maybe some of his films have been given a little too much praise, but I do believe that this easily deserves any praise it's gotten and maybe a little more, and in my opinion is easily his best film. It's so damn hard not to like anyways. He somehow took a very boring genre and formula that usually goes into romances like this and puts a refreshing spin on it to make it one of the most likable movies of the year and one of my favorite romances.
Like most of Russell's movies,…
I'm not lying when I say this is not only far and away my favorite film of 2012, one of my favorite movies of all-time, but perhaps just might be my favorite romantic dramedy of all-time. It's sad, heart breaking, unique, but also hilarious and so damn charming all at once. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence amazing chemistry also just makes for one of the most charming, authentic and enjoyable on-screen pairings I've ever seen. I don't care if the ending result is kind of cliched, as long as it's damn believe and that chemistry is there. This is also Robert DeNiro's best performance in perhaps two decades. Simply put, I can watch this movie over and over again without getting sick of it. Heck, I find it out hard to even pick a particular favorite scene. Whether it's the diner scene, parlay scene, Jennifer Lawrence in yoga pants extc. There's not a moment I don't like.
Five stars for Jennifer Lawrence. Minus half a star for "the 76," minus half a star for the incorrect explanation of "OK," minus half a star for the mention of the Tampa Bay Rays' 2008 World Series loss.
I unashamedly love this movie.
Watched Silver Linings Playbook again.
"The handkerchief's working!"
I just LOVE this movie! :D
Such a splendid feel-good movie.
And man, is it funny.
And that CAST! De Niro in fine form for the first time in so long.
Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jacki Weaver, Jon Ortiz, Shea Wingham and Chris Tucker.
When he just strolls into their dance rehearsal after being dragged away by the cops last time, that's maybe the biggest laugh I've had watching a 2012 film.
I forgot how great he can be.
"Black it up."
But everyone's great in this movie.
David O. Russell with The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle. He's just one of my favorite filmmakers right now.
His movies are…
Some describe this as a romantic comedy which I don't agree with. It's not as formulaic, predictable or sappy as a romcom. Also, it has unusual darker subject matter than the average romcom. The writing is excellent.
I guess what I'm trying to say is I hate romcoms but I love this movie.
Empieza muy bien, muy bien, con un Bradley Cooper soberbio (para mi interpretativamente lo mejor de la película), Lawrence le va a la saga, guapísima y carismática, De Niro esta con sus acostumbrados tics y poses pero esta vez al servicio de un buen guion y por eso destaca también.
El final es lo que no me ha convencido, dejan de tocar por completo los interesantes temas del inicio y se van por lo fácil e incluso se olvidan del humor inteligente y nos meten un "bailecito gracioso" al final como para colocarla al cereza al pastel.
Un inicio arrollador para un final algo decepcionante.
Fuck every other romance movie, this is the very best! Not your typical boy meets girl story. Love how it shows both the characters are very similar and try to help each other's obstacles!
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