Silver Linings PlaybookHD 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: 230
- Fresh: 211
- 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.
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.
Fresh: An edgy romantic dramedy that suits our anxious times.
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.
I'm not normally into these kinds of movies, chick flicks, but this was a good movie. It wasn't really a "chick flick". Was more of a drama but was interesting enough to hold my attention. I don't know if this deserved all the awards attention it's getting but I would recommend this to others
EXCELLENT movie. One of the best
movies I've seen. Enough said.
I liked it but I didn't think it was unbelievably awesome. I thought they portrayed bi-polar disease very well.
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 2012
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