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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…
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…
In the past two years since I first saw Silver Linings Playbook I started believing all of the negative criticism it was getting and found myself not liking it.
Boy, was I wrong. This is so very good!
I miss pre-2015 Jennifer Lawrence. She used to have such a unique face, now it's just cookie-cutter. Hopefully her close friendship with Amy Schumer, somebody who owns their sexy, will bring her back down to reality.
This movie is perfection.
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are perfect on screen together. Cooper is so funny, De Niro is the best of all time, Weaver is great. I think the first two acts are stronger than the last one. As a story it's quite gripping and entertaining but the last act is mediocre. Easy to watch, I enjoyed it.
This movie continues to be a treat. I think it's Jennifer Lawrence's best role to date because its a performance that is off-kilter, explosive, dramatic, romantic, strong, and vulnerable. I love the camera movements, the music, the colorful cast of characters (Chris Tucker!!!!).
Maybe I should give American Hustle a second watch and see if it improves like SLP did...
Silver Linings Playbook - 8/10
I avoided this film for ages because I had lumped it up as another soppy romantic type film. After giving it a go, whilst it wasn't quite what I expected I really enjoyed it. I expected it to be more "crazy" than it actually was.
Not being a big fan of Jennifer Lawrence, I felt her performance was good but I wasn't blown away by it. Bradley Cooper, on the other hand, really impressed me. I found his portrayal of the character to be really believable and I was rooting for Pat from the beginning.
Definitely one of the best films I've seen from its year.
I loved the chemistry between Cooper & Lawrence and their insane characters but wow, the story is bland and brings nothing new to the genre. Let's take out the cliches, forget the unnecessary sports conversations and concentrate more on the lovely two main characters and look, we have a much more delicious film already.
I'd rather poke out my eyes than watch another Jennifer Lawrence film
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