4 – Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

4 - Silver Linings Playbook

My Rating: 8/10


Synopsis:  Man with a brief stint at a mental institution tries to re-establish his life. Enter a feisty young woman who will do just that and so much more in changing his life.


Felt cheated. I expected there would be solid underpinnings behind all of it. I thought there would be some reason why Tiffany’s pumped up in connecting with Pat’s character aside from the romantic angle of it all. I don’t really understand why I looked for that explanation. It felt flat but in the end it felt just right. Motivations or no motivations the characters came together at the end. Pat’s and Pat Sr.’s dialogue are the most special for me.

Might have raised my expectations too high for this David O. Russell’s film because of the critical acclaim. It’s tricky to examine and translate mentally unstable characters onscreen let alone a bipolar subject. Russell, along with De Niro and Cooper succeeds in that sense. On the downside, wifey at the competition did not fit nicely at all. Writing on that part felt strained. On top of that the actress who played it was horrible. There was no history between them I can tell.

 

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Runtime: 2hrs 02min (IMDb)

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