Nominated for eight (8) Academy Awards, this acclaimed film broke stigmas for mood disorders in a raw, exuberant and ultimately triumphant story of misfit love, family and community. Set specifically in a Philadelphia neighborhood (based on Matthew Quick’s novel), Oscar-nominated Bradley Cooper surprised, moved, and captivated audiences in his portrayal of Pat Solatano, a man who returns from eight (8) months of enforced time in a mental hospital to put his life back together. Jennifer Lawrence dazzled — and won the 2012 Academy Award for Best Actress — as the tough and inspired neighborhood girl recovering from her own tragedies. She synchronized with gem performances by fellow Academy Award nominees Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver who created an emotional household unlike any other in film built upon this father's superstitious bookmaking on Philadelphia Eagles games. With a stellar cast rounded out by Chris Tucker, John Ortiz, Anupam Kehr, Shea Whigham, and Julia Stiles, the film was singled out by US Senators in Washington seeking parity for mental health treatment and services. The film is a surprising story as heartfelt as it is comedic and enchanting.
Watch For The Signs. 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.. Silver Linings Playbook Wiki
This movie is my favorite. It shows mental illness through comedy, moods, drama, trauma, romance, family, love, creativity...i could go on. I have bipolar 1 and can relate to Pat on almost every level with the exception that I am a woman. When I first watched it, it was entertaining, but then i watched it again and I could relate it to my life. Silver Linings is just what society needs because it delivers entertainment and it delivers the hard truths of navigating life with a mental illness. The creators did a great job of that. Everyone knows someone with mental illness. Its important that we fo a better job of understanding and relating. To this day I make comparisons and realizations about this movie and myself with my therapist. Silver Linings Playbook and the entire cast deserves nothing less than 5 stars.
Jennifer Lawerence is beautiful and funny as hell in this movie. The whole cast is hilarious in fact.
This movie was indeed great. I watched it a few times now and I fell in love with it. The first time I watched it, I was disturbed. I have since studied the movie as it played out and realized that I'm an idiot. The plot is very deep and subtle things in this movie come back to adhere things wonderfully. The love that exists throughout is intertwined with flaws that we all possess. I absolutely love this movie and I think if it's given a chance, more will as well.
I’m a no emotions guy and this movie was great!
Awesome film, never thought it would be that good
Anyone who has ever dealt with REAL bipolar relationships knows how ridiculous this movie is.
A perfect combination of everything.
Terrible movie , boring and super annoying
Hollywood somehow didn't ruin the story, the script, the acting and the direction. Just enough reality and characters that charm. Packaged with lots of good music. It's entertainment done very well. And if you like a couple or more people winning in life after lots of losing, so much the better. A few hours of "happiness".