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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…
Por conta de algumas atitudes erradas que deixaram as pessoas de seu trabalho assustadas, Pat Solitano Jr. (Bradley Cooper) perdeu quase tudo na vida: sua casa, o emprego e o casamento. Depois de passar um tempo internado em um sanatório, ele acaba saindo de lá para voltar a morar com os pais. Decidido a reconstruir sua vida, ele acredita ser possível passar por cima de todos os problemas do passado recente e até reconquistar a ex-esposa. Embora seu temperamento ainda inspire cuidados, um casal amigo o convida para jantar e nesta noite ele conhece Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), uma mulher também problemática que poderá provocar mudanças significativas em seus planos futuros.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I love this film. It takes a good look at mental illness and infuses bouts of humor alongside the emotional drama. Jennifer Lawrence is especially compelling as widow Tiffany Maxwell, and I also enjoyed Bradley Cooper's Pat Solitano, a man obsessed with getting back together with his ex-wife. Jacki Weaver and Robert De Niro also deliver good performances as Pat's parents. David O Russell has proved once again that he is a master at directing a great ensemble film.
Ok, it was well past time to see what all the fuss was about. The ONLY film to have Oscar noms for ALL the important categories (actor, actress, supporting for both, best film, best director and best screenplay). Wow – this must be the best film ever!!! Well, not hardly. This is a good, to very good film, but not worthy of all the accolades.
Russell’s screenplay is quirky as hell, which is rather off-putting at first (I had no preconceived ideas or even knew what this film was about, so thought at first that it was meant to be a comedy – and, as the jokes at the beginning fell flat, I was thinking to myself WTF?). No, in…
What can I say? I've got a soft spot for this one. I did pre-relationship, and I do post-relationship, but what is it that gets me?
Thoroughly enjoyed this film. A great watch Cooper,Lawrence and De-Niro were all very very good.
Personally, I don't think this is quite the masterpiece some claim it to be. Still, a very enjoyable and competently put together film.
When I first watched this in theaters, I was like, yeah, alright, that was pretty good. I guess I get the hype. Strong performances, good cinematography. Four stars. Then I put it out of my brain.
A year or so later, I found myself thinking about it again. The need to watch it again was nagging at me. So I watched it again. I was like, God damn. That's a movie. What was I thinking the first time?
Now it's a few months after that. And I watched it again. I am now forced to accept that I completely love this movie. It's stuck with me more than almost any other movie from 2012. I never rewatch a movie this…
Not as good as the book. The best stories and actions of the major roles are not telled in the movie.
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