Silver Linings Playbook Synopsis
A man (Bradley Cooper) intends to rebuild his life and reunite with his estranged wife.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Everything comes together brilliantly in Silver Linings Playbook - for the film's crazed but uncrazy lovers; for the filmmaker, David O....
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It is, without doubt, a transcendent endeavor, from its exhilaratingly smart screenplay - director David O. Russell's adaptation of the...
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Family nuttiness, football madness, romantic obsession, and certifiable mental illness coexist happily in Silver Linings Playbook - a crazy...
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

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Cheerfully yet poignantly exposing the struggles, anxieties, disorders and obsessions of ordinary people, this is a film as odd as it is...
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Cooper gives the performance just the right lunacy and doubt.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Silver Linings Playbook is eager to sting instead of soothe. It's one of the year's best movies because Russell makes you laugh till it...
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Cooper and Lawrence could so easily have stumbled over the logistical bumps and clichés strewn across Russell's defiantly dark script....
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Silver Linings is consistently entertaining, with its scrappy, well-drawn characters, offbeat humor and indefatigable positive outlook.
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70

Movieline

The glorious mess that is Pat's family and community is the warmest, funniest aspect of Silver Linings Playbook.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
As a movie about mental illness, Silver Linings Playbook is more lightweight than lighthearted. But thanks to Lawrence, it does one good...
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SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, a treat

By christopherkerr
This is a must-see, feel-good movie about an unlikely set of characters, mental health issues, the struggle for recovery & stable state and the search for love. Jackie Weaver, Bradley Cooper, Robert...

An all Time Favorite

By BoroAviator
I'm a 43 year old man who wanted a few brownie points with the wife. We had to drive a bit to see SLP, but it was worth it for MORE than just a few points. Believe the hype! This is an excellent...

THE TRAILER IS A DAMN LIE GO SEE IT

By kreevers
Do not be tempted to avoid this film like most Rom-Coms in theaters. The trailer is a disservice the the movie itself. It's quite entertaining, and does something that many rom-coms don't succeed at:...

Definitely Oscar Worthy

By imara90
This movie made me happy. It was touching, unexpectedly funny and it had heart. The cast did an amazing job and it definitely deserves all the Oscar buzz it's been getting....

Funny, Sad ... Real

By cine_bob
Two thumbs up!! A packed house in King Of Prussia laughed, cried, and cheered to this emotionally packed, well written, and superbly acted film. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence gave...

A Feel Good Movie

By Pat Rice
I couldn't wait to see that movie and I have absolutely no regrets! The acting was terrific coupled with a solid story and happy ending. Bradley Cooper is great as well as Robert De Niro, Jennifer...

Cute and funny movie worth watching - but read the book AFTER

By plessthanpointohfive
The book, like most books movies are based on, is way better. The movie could never live up to the book because the book spends a whole lot of time inside Pat's head. And that's actually a good...

Not a Chick Flick

By mimisflix
My husband didn't want to see this movie thinking it was a chick flick. I kept telling him it wasn't. Finally giving in since I always go to the movies he wants to see, he agreed to go. He really...

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

By gildaisey
SILVER ININGS PLAYBOOK. A great movie and really enjoyed it when my wife and I saw it last week. It was a good reward as a birthday celebration for me....

A little too polished for a sobering subject

By brownbeer
I love both Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence and they both do a very nice job in this movie. However, the subject is a serious one and both Cooper and Lawrence are simply too polished and...

More Info

Rated R | For Some Sexual Content/Nudity and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Offbeat dramedy mixes light and dark; some intense moments.
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