Written October 01, 2016
It was hysterical and heartwarming while being incredibly dramatic and intense at the same time. There were parts I thought that my heart was going to shoot out of my chest.
Bradley Cooper reached an entire new level. He's gorgeous and just one look on his face and you are transported to his side of the story. Same with Jennifer Lawrence. Both actors are perfect.
It's so real and this is an especially perfect movie for anyone with mental instabilities.
Written October 27, 2016
The ads for this movie made it seem like a comedy but it isn't. The first 15 mins. or so were mildly interesting, the last 20 mins. were ok, also. BUt through most of it my friend and I were both bored throughout most of it. The acting was superb, however.
Written January 16, 2017
So, I appear to be one of the few reviewers who really didn't like this movie at all. The acting was indeed great, but the whole movie was a 'comedy' based on a man with a severe mental illness. Having worked in the mental illness industry in the past, I am aware of the many of the struggles that so many people face because of their mental illness. Laughing about how it can totally ruin a life just didn't seem very funny to me. Again, I don't fault people for liking it, but for me, it was just sad because there are millions of people that live with bipolar disorder and the devastation it brings. If you are at all sensitive to this subject matter, you will be hard pressed to find it funny, even if the acting is great.
Written May 30, 2016
Didn't cry during "Lincoln." Didn't cry during "Argo." Didn't see Les Miz. Cried when Jennifer Lawrence heard Bradley Cooper tell her he loved her. Damn! That's a great movie!
Written March 23, 2017
I usually don't go to movies like this, but I went for one reason - Jennifer Lawrence; okay maybe two reasons - Bradley Cooper. I was not disappointed, I loved them both in this cleverly writen movie.
Roberto de Niro was wonderful too.