May 5, 2013
Silver Linings Playbook: Matt's Take-
Scratch what you know about the actors in Silver Linings Playbook. Forget about Cooper's ultra-ego in films like the Hangover and Lawrence's female bravado in The Hunger Games and look at these actors in a fresh point of view. They are phenomenal. Silver Linings Playbook is by far one of the greatest movies of 2012 (IF not the greatest) and it works on so many levels due to career-performances by Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence got the Oscar that she absolutely deserved for her emotional-turn as a widowed-wife and although I feel that she carried a huge, emotional weight of the film, do NOT forget about frontrunner Bradley Cooper here. Pat Jr. is, and always will be, Cooper's best role because of the emotional core he reaches and also how this is a brand new role for him. When Jennifer Lawrence cries, you cry. When Cooper experiences his breakdowns, you experience a breakdown. David O. Russel has found his silver lining. I love this film. (Five out of Five Stars)
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