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...

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...

Spot on

By lisawil30
.The character development in this movie was spot on. As a Philly native, they nailed the sports fever inherited in the Eagles fan. While one could enjoy this movie solely as a romantic comedy to...

Spot on

By lisawil30
.The character development in this movie was spot on. As a Philly native, they nailed the sports fever inherited in the Eagles fan. While one could enjoy this movie solely as a romantic comedy to...

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...

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...

Great Acting Always has Silver Lining

By jzactor
I enjoyed this film and was suprisingly moved by this film. The reason is the great actors who put in great performances. I can honestly say this is Bradley Cooper's best film acting ever. Robert...

Great Acting Always has Silver Lining

By jzactor
I enjoyed this film and was suprisingly moved by this film. The reason is the great actors who put in great performances. I can honestly say this is Bradley Cooper's best film acting ever. Robert...

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:...

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:...

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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