Written August 30, 2015
This movie made me happy. It was touching, unexpectedly funny and it had heart. The cast did an amazing job and it definitely deserves all the Oscar buzz it's been getting.
Written December 21, 2014
Brad Cooper gets major points for the role he played! Great all around movie! I laughed and shed tears of of joy at times. The movie never dragged and kept me entertained the entire 2 hours. I highly recommend this wonderful movie to anyone looking to escape for two hours and be thoroughly entertained! Great date movie!
Written November 25, 2012
Two thumbs up!! A packed house in King Of Prussia laughed, cried, and cheered to this emotionally packed, well written, and superbly acted film. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence gave performances of a lifetime. Robert DeNiro was masterful in a supporting role. This story has a raw edge with little sugar coating. It's gritty. It's real. And it's a treat!! I've seen lots of films this year and Silver Lining Playbook sits with Argo and The Sessions as some of our favorite films of 2012.
Written November 17, 2012
I couldn't wait to see that movie and I have absolutely no regrets! The acting was terrific coupled with a solid story and happy ending. Bradley Cooper is great as well as Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lawrence and Jackie Weaver. I can see some Oscar nominations especially for Cooper, Lawrence and De Niro. Well, this movie definitely shows off Cooper's versatility and the fact that he shouldn't be confined in comedies ala Hangover.
Special shout-out to Chris Tucker who has a couple of hilarious scenes and funny lines. Overall, great movie.
Written February 14, 2016
The book, like most books movies are based on, is way better. The movie could never live up to the book because the book spends a whole lot of time inside Pat's head. And that's actually a good thing. The movie has to deviate from the book in order to capture any of the book's spirit. The movie captured Pat and Tiffany's personalities. Unfortunately, the other characters don't fare so well, especially Nikki, who we get to know real well in the book.The movie does NOT capture the utter devastation Pat's mental illness has wrought on his life. In the book, Pat was in the institution for FOUR YEARS, not 8 months. His mother gets him out because he's showing no improvement, and brings him home to see Dr Patel, who is the best Doc in Philly. Pat THINKS he's only been in the facility of 8 months. The move DOES do a good job of making you like Pat as he tries to make himself a better person, even when he fails. And the actors do their jobs fine.