Silver Linings Playbook

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Silver Linings Playbook
REVIEW

Every single one of us is at least a little screwed up mentally. Obviously some people have

worse conditions than others, but deep down there’s something bad within all of us – it’s part

of the human experience. And that’s what makes Silver Linings Playbook, the new movie

from writer-director David O. Russell based on the novel by Matthew Quick, such an

impressive piece of filmmaking.

Former teacher Pat Solatano ( Bradley Cooper) is released from psychiatric instition

and he is moving back with his parents. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive

and reunite with his wife, despite of everything that had happened. When Pat meets Tiffany

(Jennifer Lawrence), a young widow with problems of her own, things get complicated.

Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very

important for her in return. After bad beginning they make a deal which helps them both to

achieve what they want.

Silver Linings Playbook movie does everything right. Cooper played the character perfectly

and with great enthusiasm and you believe every word he says (Golden globe an Oscar

nominations). He is explosive, sad, happy, bipolar. He wants to have a positive attitude, but

sometimes he forgets that his ex-wife might not be ready for his „perfect plan“ to get her back. Tiffany is almost as screwed up as Pat, and the young actress plays her with an engaging

aggressiveness that lets her dominate every scene she’s in, whether she’s wildly charging out

of the side of the screen while Pat is on a run. Their dialogues are so genuine and real. They

don’t sugar coat or censor anything that comes out of their mouths, causing some hilarious, quotable lines.

Before Silver Linings Playbook, Bradley Cooper was still Phil from The Hangover to me.

Now, I see him as an amazing actor. His performance of Pat was realistic, raw and quite...
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