February 24, 2013
Silver linings playbook indeed!
I'm not a big fan of two-hour movies, football, or dancing which are all big parts of this movie, but this is not a something where you wonder why you wandered in. There were even some funny parts like where she (Tiffany - Jennifer Lawrence) expains how she lost her job and the football fan brawl, but no one in the sparse audience laughed. Robert Di Nero is great as the dad. If you're a rabid football fan, especially of the Philadelphia Flyers, you'll love his character even more. It would be a valid criticism to say this is a mighty optimistic view of mental illness, you could even say it trivializes the issue. The characters become high-functioning in months where in the real world - well you don't have to look very far. However, maybe this is how it should go. Technically there is nudity, but I had to think about it to figure out where.
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