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Silver Linings Playbook

HD   R Closed Captioning

David O. Russell

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About the Movie

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.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 232
  • Fresh: 213
  • Rotten: 19
  • Average Rating: 8.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A crazy beaut of a comedy that brims with generosity and manages to circumvent predictability at every turn. – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Jan 4, 2013

Fresh: It's a rom-com that succeeds in revitalizing 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 social satire or montages of people walking on the beach. – Andrew O'Hehir,, Jan 4, 2013

Fresh: An edgy romantic dramedy that suits our anxious times. – Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, Nov 21, 2012

Fresh: This meaningful film keeps the laughs, giddy anxiousness and warm butterflies from the trailer and sustains it all through two full hours of a love story. – Ricardo Baca, Denver Post, Nov 21, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Not realistic

I’m sure others have said the same thing, but this movie is just about a guy obsessed. If the reviews and movie details never mentioned bi-polar I would think it’s just another silly “comedy.” I’ve seen and been through it all and this is an affront to all those with mental illness. Worst purchase ever. I would have given it one star but I’m sure somebody will like it more than me for different reasons than I mentioned.


I loved this movie. However, I am puzzled as to why it is classified as a comedy. While parts of the movie were funny, it really addresses a very serious subject.

Highly recommended.


This movie has become one of my favorites. While I do not find mental illness particularly hysterical, this movie has given a little comical insight to it. I adored the characters to the point I wanted to know more about them. I have never written a review before, but could not resist this one!

Silver Linings Playbook
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2012

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