Silver Linings Playbook

MV5BMTM2MTI5NzA3MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODExNTc0OA@@._V1_SX214_Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Julia Stiles

After 8 months in a psych ward, Pat Solatano (Cooper), is discharged to return home to live with his parents (De Niro and Weaver).  Finally after a lifetime, he is formally diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and is now set to rebuild his life. He wants to win back his wife by being positive, by finding the ‘silver linings’ in all things.

Pat meets Tiffany (Lawrence) who is also trying to rebuild her life after the death of her husband. Tiffany’s demons relate to her sexual promiscuity and how she relates to men. Pat provides her with emotional support, agreeing to be her dance partner in a competition. It ends up that the competition helps Pat with his issues and with his relationship with his dad, as much as it helps Tiffany. It also ends up that Pat might not want to get back with his wife after all – maybe Tiffany is his silver lining.

I very much enjoyed this film. The relationships between all the characters are complicated and messy, but the script runs smoothly and the performances by Lawrence and Cooper are excellent. It’s not all bright and sunny in this flick, there aren’t a lot of ‘ha ha’ moments, but it is a pretty solid rom com with a touch of the dramatic and very much worth a watch.

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Posted on 24/09/2013, in the whole rom com list and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Silver Linings Playbook.

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