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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…
After a stint in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
It is quite well played and has some funny one-liners, but the overall result is simply a slightly above-average romantic comedy.
A brilliant exploration of what it means to be in love and what it means to be human. Cooper and Lawrence are perfection, and a tight script keeps what could so easily have been an overwrought mess in check. The ending may be a fraction too saccharine, but for the preceding 110 minutes Silver Linings Playbook puts barely a foot wrong.
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A sweet and profound romantic comedy with a little bit of an edge. It's what Punch-Drunk Love (which is one of my favorite films) would be with more accessible, mainstream characters and narrative style.
The theme of this film is unexpected twists and turns in life, and how people deal with them. It is arrogant of any of us to think that life is going to turn out exactly the way you want. Pat makes every attempt (however futile) to regain what he thought was his ideal life. Pat is to be admired because he keeps seeing "silver linings," despite what is going on. But those silver linings are also his crutch to keep hoping for something that is not…
The movie is a psychogram of alot quite weird characters and ends as traditional love story. Very fun to watch, great acting by main and supporting cast (De Niro). Nice camera (e.g. the picture of a brother is shown, camera goes left to the empty wall, then down to the picture of the protagonist).
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The fast dialogue and good performances (Bradley Cooper especially - I was surprised!) are almost enough to make this great. But it seems to me there is one massive flaw in the pivotal deal the two main characters strike that doesn't really get resolved: *potential spoiler* she is indignant whenever he shows any sign of not fulfilling any tiny part of his end of the bargain but is completely fine with not doing (and in fact, lying about) the only thing that is her part of the bargain - and so is he, apparently. It's so blatant to me that I'm worried I missed some crucial dialogue or moment that explains it.
Thoroughly enjoyable though.
Pat: "You have poor social skills. You have a problem."
Tiffany: "I have a problem? You say more inappropriate things than appropriate things."
I'm glad I finally revisited one of my favorites from 2012. Silver Linings Playbook held up wonderfully on this second viewing for me and I look forward to watching many more times in the future. I love the story of the film and especially the relationships between the characters. The acting is amazing all around. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence both chip in incredible performances and their chemistry together is spectacular. Both were deserving of their award nominations (and wins) in my opinion.
Robert De Niro also gives a terrific performance in this. It's always nice to…
There are some great performances and character moments in Silver Linings Playbook but some odd plot points and altogether too much SHOUTING mean that it doesn't quite live up to the hype.
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