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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…
This movie was just flat out phenomenal. Cooper's and Lawrence's performances were excellent.
I Love this movie so much.
I am fully convinced that this David O. Russell's masterpiece, and frankly, it's one of the best films I've ever had the pleasure of viewing. From the first time I saw it, it has never left my mind. Silver Linings Playbook is about a man who is bipolar, and returns from a medical institution to reconnect with his family, and his wife. Even though the characters are supposedly psychologically wrong, and ill, I found myself connecting with them on a deeper level than most films I've seen. This is mostly due to the fact that the characters have distinct personalities, and ones that have a wide range of emotions, due to their "medical disabilities". Russell conveys this unpredictability in the…
Good despite dancing.
'I believe in you, Patty'
Que película tan agradable como dice un amigo mío, un argumento bastante simple pero muy muy bien ejecutado. La verdad es que no esperaba que me gustase tanto, me gusta mucho el tono de la película, especialmente en la primera parte donde las actuaciones son de lo mejor, pues ambos protagonistas están mas idos. Las actuaciones son geniales, por parte de todo el reparto. Me encanta Bradley Cooper y esta es la primera peli que veo de J. Lawrence que no sea 'The Hunger Games'. Técnicamente esta muy bien, parece que toda la película ha sido grabada cámara en mano pero sin tanto tembleque. Me gusta la combinación entre drama, comedia y romanticismo. Buen drama…
I'm still trying to figure this one out. But I still love it. catherineaddington.com/post/37807454490/silver-linings-playbook-2012-i-love-this
Jesus christ, what a boring uninteresting movie. I genuinly haven't seen a movie with characters quite as unwatchable as De Niro's and Cooper's. If I want to sit for 2 hours and watch fucked up people, I'll go to the park, thank you very much.
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- Lilya 4-Ever
- Life Is Beautiful
- Dancer in the Dark
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- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- The Broadway Melody
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