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After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back
in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more
challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
Comedy Drama Romantic - This is a romantic comedy with some dark and quirky edges aimed at an
adult audience. Fans of stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence
will enjoy, while even more familiar stars Robert De Niro and Chris
Tucker have choice supporting roles. Language, sexuality, and adult
subject matter make the film inappropriate for children.
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words; 23 S-words; 2 GD's; a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief sensuality with related nudity. VIOLENCE: Hits with blood. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Verbal and physical humor, sometimes suggestive.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Very Good I'm a sucker for a good romantic comedy, and this is the best I've seen in some time.
Roger EbertFull Review Very Good 'Silver Linings Playbook' is so good, it could almost be a terrific old classic.
Washington PostFull Review Very Good Still, Russell doesn't deprive the audience of old-fashioned pleasures, including that rousing show-stopper toward the end.
NY PostFull Review Good But because of Lawrence, I just can't write off this movie. The way she inhabits an underwritten role is so amazing that, despite reservations, I can heartily recommend 'Silver Linings Playbook.'
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 53 moviegoers:
TEENS:The lone female rated it "above average."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Both the males loved "Silver Linings Playbook." Six of the seven females also loved it.
ADULTS:The male and female reviews are very similar. About half loved "Silver Linings Playbook." Most of the remaining half either rated it "above average," or "average." Only a few were very disappointed.
Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything -- his house, his job, and his
wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father
(Robert DeNiro) after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea
bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with
his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat's
parents want is for him to get back on his feet -- and to share their family's
obession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany
(Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get
complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if
he'll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an
unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both
of their lives.