Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook

DVD - 2013
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Based on the bestselling book by Matthew Quick, the riotous and poignant story of how a man who has lost everything, his house, his job, his wife, reconnects with himself and creates his own silver linings from the bonds he forms with his family and friends
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
Branch Call Number: DVD Silver 2013
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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dylankemp
Sep 13, 2017

Really quite an extraordinary movie. Stellar performances from Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. And Robert De Niro is excellent.
But the main plus is the writing. It's an amazing piece on mental health and romance, and where the two meet. Insightful and clever and unapologetic.
And the question you inevitably ask: Who is how crazy?
We're all just humans doing the best with what we've got. I think this movie is a really useful addition to the dialogue.

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jezicuhh
May 30, 2017

So boring. I tried so hard to get into it, rewinded a few times... ultimately I fell asleep LOL

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booksmile
Sep 20, 2015

I didn't care for the first half of the movie but loved the second half.

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Gwr
Jun 05, 2015

Started off promising , but turned into a simple made for TV, sappy melodrama, featuring "beautiful people".
Neither who is really very uniquely beautiful.
Lawrence's acting reeks of self-awareness and she continues to disappoint.
Easily one of the most disappointing "big American films of recent times".

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DaisyCosh
May 28, 2015

"Silver Linings Playbook" follows Pat Solatano, Jr. (played by Bradley Cooper), a bipolar man discharged from a mental institution who returns home to live with his parents. His marriage has dissolved in almost all respects, but he is still fighting to get his wife back, against the wishes of his father, Pat Sr. (played by Robert De Niro), and his mother, Dolores (played by Jacki Weaver). Pat runs into his friend, Ronnie (played by John Ortiz), who invites him over to dinner with his wife, Veronica (played by Julia Stiles). Pat agrees, only to realize that he wasn't the only one invited; Veronica invited her younger sister, the newly widowed Tiffany Maxwell (played by Jennifer Lawrence), who also suffers with mental illness. Claiming a connection to Pat's wife who has a restraining order out on her husband, Tiffany makes a tit-for-tat deal with Pat; she'll help him communicate with his wife via correspondence if he agrees to compete in a local ballroom dance competition as her partner. Other well crafted characters round out the cast, like Pat's psychiatrist, Dr. Cliff Patel (played by Anupam Kher); Pat's brother, Jake (played by Shea Whigham); and Pat Sr.'s best frenemy, Randy (played by Paul Herman). A major success, "Silver Linings Playbook" won a number of critical awards for its knocked-out-of-the-park performances. Jennifer Lawrence netted an Oscar and deservedly so. Both her and Bradley Cooper expertly depict patients struggling to cope with fluctuating episodes of depression and manic rage. They're not stable people. You never know what they might do. Besides the cast's performances, I enjoyed the dance routine performed in the film by Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. It was fun, moving, and suited both of their personalities. Based on a novel by Matthew Quick, "Silver Linings Playbook" is multi-layered. It has plenty of twists and turns that make it the most entertaining film of 2012. It's hard to find a fault with the film because of its amazing cast and creative plot, but I do have a bone to pick with two of the characters: Veronica and Jake. They are flat and cold characters; you never know what they're thinking and they don't say much to reveal their motivations. Although they're necessary to propel the story forward, they could've been more developed if the writer devoted a few key scenes to them. Otherwise, they're just the bland older siblings who have their lives in order. Those characters are minor, though, so they don't detract from the film. Ultimately, "Silver Linings Playbook" lived up to its hype.

LoganLib_Sophie Jan 23, 2015

Disappointed after reading the book. This movie is nothing like the book at all! They even changed the characters names. Read the book, it is SO much better.

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tlovold
Jan 20, 2015

Read the book, much better than the movie which was a big disappointment.

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Cjacksonmarcellus
Jan 10, 2015

I really liked this movie. I found it touching and surprising. Good performances all around.

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ncs1961
Dec 31, 2014

Enjoyable & engaging film about real feel people that happen to have a diagnosed mental illness or addiction, and their families. It's nice to see portrayals of whole real people who struggle in popular media.

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TRANNY_CLONES
Dec 20, 2014

Just another 2 hour plus EXTREMIST commercial for the DEEPLY RACIST NFL,BUT I DIGRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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tlovold
Jan 20, 2015

read the book. Much better than the movie. Movie was a disappointment.

nickqian May 15, 2014

Why people are so happy about a 5?

aaa5756 Sep 23, 2013

“The nice thing about having nothing is that you don't have to worry about losing it.”
-Anonymous

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Monolith
Jul 07, 2013

Tiffany: "...Why did you order raisin bran?" Pat: "Why did you order tea?" Tiffany: "Because you ordered raisin bran." Pat: "I ordered raisin bran because I didn't want there to be any mistaking it for a date." Tiffany: "It can still be a date if you order raisin bran." Pat: "It's not a date."

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Monolith
Jul 07, 2013

Officer Keogh: "Hey, you're Tommy's widow, right?" Tiffany: "Yes, I'm Tommy's crazy whore widow. Minus the whore thing, for the most part." Officer Keogh: "You're a funny girl... You want to get a drink sometime?"

lilmisslibrary Jun 07, 2013

"The world will break your heart ten ways to Sunday. That's guaranteed. I can't begin to explain that. Or the craziness inside myself and everyone else. But guess what? Sunday's my favourite day again. I think of what everyone did for me, and I feel like a very lucky guy." Pat

lilmisslibrary Jun 07, 2013

"You have to do everything you can, you have to work your hardest, and if you do, you have a shot at a silver lining." Pat

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Sep 01, 2014

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Sep 23, 2013

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sapphicatthedisco
Sep 01, 2014

Sexual Content: a couple of jokes and brief partial nudity

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sapphicatthedisco
Sep 01, 2014

Coarse Language: constant use of the f word

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