Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook

Romantic comedy from director David O. Russell (The Fighter) starring Bradley Cooper as a heartbroken man fresh out of a mental institution, living with his parents and trying to get his life back together. Co-stars Jennifer Lawrence (who nabbed an Oscar for her role), Robert DeNiro and Chris Tucker. Adapted from Matthew Quick’s bestselling novel.

Pat (Cooper) has lost everything - his house, his job, his wife (to another man) and his compsure. After months in a state institution, he now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (DeNiro). Determined to remain positive (the Silver Lining ethos), Pat devotes himself entirely to becoming the man his wife wanted him to be. But his regime gets sidetracked after meeting Tiffany (Lawrence), a girl with problems of her own. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very important for her in return. 

Best Actress for Lawrence at the 2013 Academy Awards. Best Actress (Comedy or Musical) for Lawrence, Golden Globes 2013. Audience Award winner at Toronto Film Festival 2012. Best Adapted Screenplay, BAFTA Awards 2013.
2013Rating: M, for language and some sexual content/nudity122 minsUSA
ComedyDramaRomanceFestival & Independent
Director:
David O. Russell ('The Fighter', 'I Heart Huckabees', 'Three Kings', 'Flirting with Disaster')
Writer:
David O. Russell
Cast:
Bradley CooperJennifer LawrenceRobert De NiroJulia StilesChris TuckerJacki Weaver

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Silver Linings Playbook / Reviews

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Only Jennifer Lawrence... somehow finds the tonal balance that eludes Russell and the film as a whole.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Silver Linings Playbook raises the bar on romantic comedy.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Pretty much a miscalculation from beginning to end.

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News

An edgy romantic dramedy that suits our anxious times.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

A crazy beaut of a comedy that... manages to circumvent predictability at every turn.

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Salon

Salon

It's a rom-com that succeeds in revitalising that discredited genre where so many others have failed, injecting it with the grit and emotion of realist drama rather than with amped-up whimsy... or montages of people walking on the beach.

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NPR

NPR

Writer-director Russell is just the guy to bring out (and then calm) the manic dysfunction in these folks.

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Variety

Variety

In a script that never lapses into mundane or uninteresting language, the scenes between Pat and Tiffany are sculpted with an almost David Mamet-like sharpness.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Exuberant... does almost everything right.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This is a date movie that doesn't offer the sophistication it thinks it does, but is as enjoyable and good-natured as the genre requires.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

So good, it could almost be a terrific old classic.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

It's clever and cute and never lets you forget it.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

It wraps up a little more cosily than the director’s hardcore fans might have liked but, for just over an hour, this is one of the strangest American comedies to emerge in quite some time.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Cooper and Lawrence expand their range in David O. Russell's winning comedy romance about two people struggling to rebuild their lives.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Jennifer Lawrence is the standout in a tonally uneven, eccentric romantic dramedy.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

It's the perfect material for Russell, who not only deals perceptively with the dizzying swings of manic depression, but makes it the fabric of a big, generous, happy-making ensemble comedy.

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