At the movies: Silver Linings Playbook
Pat’s (Bradley Cooper) mother springs him from a mental institution after the minimum eight months the court ordered. His first order of business is to get back with his wife, who has a restraining order against him. An old friend tries to help Pat out and introduces him to his wife’s sister, Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a woman who has issues of her own. Tiffany agrees to slip Pat’s wife a letter if he’ll be in a dance competition with her. The rehearsal and competition prove to be healing for the two of them and their families.
When I first saw the trailer for Silver Linings Playbook, I felt it would either be great or full of cliches. Luckily, it turned out to be the former! I loved this movie and can understand why it got so many Oscar nominations. I’m not sure it’s the best movie of the year but it was certainly filled with outstanding acting. I was riveted to the movie from beginning to end and even shed a tear or two before it was over. I rarely watch movies more than once, but I would gladly see this one again just to focus on some of the details and subplots I may have missed the first time around. I think this movie will appeal to women more than men but I do think the men who see it will enjoy it.
Silver Linings Playbook is a movie you’ll want to see in the theater. I really want to read the book now – has anyone read it?