Written September 22, 2014
My wife talked me into going. While the plot was somewhat predictable, the acting was quite good, especially Brad Cooper. I found myself engaged the entire time.
Written August 20, 2014
Silver Linings was very engaging. I enjoyed seeing another side of Bradley Cooper. His character was very real and believable. The character played by Chris Tucker brought in a nice levity to break up what could be construed as a depressing plot at times. Robert De Niro played a very great character as well, All around it was an enjoyable time.
Written September 19, 2014
A Philly hoot. Not what you expect at the start when you get to the finish. Reminded me of every Eagles season, and full of just the right amount of pathos to be truly enjoyable.
Written November 16, 2012
It is a rarity, but it is nothing short of stupendous when a film exponentially gets better and better; David O. Russell's ("The Fighter") rocks the charts with this winner. Anticipation eliminated: "Silver Lining Playbook" garnishes five sterling STARS!!!!! I loved it...
"Silver Lining Playbook" is profound in addressing life's cruel interruptions: loss of the known, love, and self; wounds heal but scars remain sacred, reminders of what's past but not determining, forecasting the future. Resonating with redemption, every character evolves, wordless introspectiveness morphs into rejuvenated, revived genuinely likeable even loveable individuals; striving, struggling within their natural sphere, all achieving their "personal best"...
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Written October 04, 2014
My partner and I decided to see this movie after watching a pre-release interview with Bradley Cooper. It sounded interested (plus we're from the Philadelphia area) so we decided to find a theater showing it. As there was only one movie theater showing it in our area with only three times available, we were a little wary of just how good this movie would be.
The good news was that it was a great little movie with some believable performances by Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert DeNiro. As a young man dealing with bi-polar depression, Cooper came across as the real deal as he struggles to get his life together after a court-mandated stay at a Baltimore psychiatric hospital.
Lawrence plays another character dealing with her own demons after the accidental death of her policeman husband. The two of them meet and the real story begins.
Put this movie on your "to do" list...it will definitely be a good addition.