Written January 20, 2013
My wife and I alternate choosing which movie to see - this was her turn.
However, I was more than pleasantly surprised. This was not an ordinary "chick-flick".
This movie was real - you could imagine the scenario playing out exactly as depicted - and the characters were super developed and "true to life".
The movie nailed the adult child moving back in to older parents as well as crazed football families and Italian households.
I love happy endings, and this movie did not disappoint!
Written July 24, 2014
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 July 24, 2014
I only decided to watch this movie after the very high critic scores and rotten tomato rating. I had no idea what is was about. Silver Linings Playbook is a glimpse into a world that many people struggle with everyday and many others have no idea exists. There's a lot of good crazy and sad crazy in this movie.
Bradley Cooper plays a character you root for but your not sure if the outcome will be positive. There are definitely some uncomfortable moments that may make you cringe in your seat. I'm glad I saw this well done depiction of an unconventional love story and personal triumph over the inner demons many with mental disorders face everyday.
A lot is to be said of the acting in this movie. A job well done to the cast!
Written November 17, 2012
Silver Linings Playbook was well played and well directed. Initially I wasn't sure I wanted to enter the world of a bi-polar man--but it was skillfully done and ended up being well worthwhile.
Written August 22, 2014
Jennifer Lawrence continues to grow in front of our eyes....absolutely talented and exciting to watch. Bradley Cooper a surprise .... Played this role to perfection. The two of them together were perfect, acerbic chemistry. De Niro went back to some of his old acting talent and became the character that he needed to be. Exceptionally smart writing. Script even seemed improvisational, it flowed so easily and quirky like we actually speak in real life. Beginning a bit manic-y but it becomes apparent why as movie progresses. Will see it again!