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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…
Beautiful story, entertaining and very well executed.
I had a feeling I could avoid this and I did avoid it for quite some time... but then I told myself “How can I be sure I can avoid it, if I keep avoiding it?” So, It was only by not avoiding it, that I became completely confident that I easily could have avoided it.
Silver Linings Playedtrickswithmyinstinctsbook.
Fun movie with a sweet story. The acting by Bradley Cooper was excellent, and I wouldn't consider myself a fan. Jennifer Lawrence was good as well as the rest of the cast. Easy to watch and very enjoyable.
This romantic comedy, which contains dramatic moments, is as formulaic as they come. It doesn’t necessarily feel this way though as David O. Russell disguises the typical structure of this type of film with stylistic touches, brilliant acting, offbeat comedy, and an overall pleasant experience. I don’t think there’s much to be said or learned from with this picture, but it works despite the differing elements that would deter most films from achieving this. And for this reason, Silver Linings Playbook is an enjoyable film to watch.
To me, the best quality about this film is its acting. Every single actor in this film did a tremendous job, which allowed it to contain differing qualities and still feel balanced. Jennifer…
This has easily become one of my favorite movies. I love it more with each viewing. It's so god damn good.
I did enjoy this movie a lot but there's something about it that I can't put my finger on. I think it's in the writing. Yes, David O. Russell is a good writer but I feel like he thinks he's better than he really is. Some of the dialogue comes off as though he was trying too hard to make a realistic movie. I noticed the same thing in American Hustle too. Besides that the movie is entertaining and well acted/directed. Silver Lining is a fun film but now I see why it's nothing too special.
I watched it with my boyfriend and a good (male) friend, and all of us let a little tear slip.
I have to say, though, that I was a little unimpressed at the film in general. I had expected far more, intricate storylines, and I must say that I didn't really understand the football part of it. But that's just me.
Apart from that, it was an okay film to watch. Not my favourite, but nonetheless a good film.
Watched twice. 'Cause the first time I forgot all about it. Not great.
有嗅出一絲絲不一樣的氣氛，但是始終等不到引人完全投入的key point(劇情) 或是 亮眼的演出(performance).
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