Silver Linings Playbook

Genre:  Drama | Running Time:  122 min.
In Theatres:  November 21, 2012 | On DVD/VOD:  April 30, 2013

Current rating: Rating: 4.10
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Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Anupam Kher, Chris Tucker, Julia Stiles, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham, Dash Mihok

Synopsis

After suffering for years with an undiagnosed bipolar disorder, high school teacher Pat (Bradley Cooper) is sent to a psychiatric facility following a violent incident sparked by him finding his wife having sex with a co-worker.

Eight months later he's released into his parents' (Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver) care. He's hoping to win back his wife, despite the fact that she's put a restraining order on him.

Still given to odd rants and inappropriate comments, Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a young widow who had a breakdown following the death of her husband. She offers to help him win back his wife if he'll enter a dance competition with her.

The role of Pat was originally supposed to be played by Mark Wahlberg but it ultimately ended up going to Bradley Cooper. There was also a string of actresses that were reportedly considered for the part of Tiffany including Rachel McAdams, Olivia Wilde, Elizabeth Banks, Blake Lively, Rooney Mara and Andrea Riseborough.

Director: David O. Russell
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Bruce Cohen, Donna Gigliotti
Screenplay: David O. Russell
Official Site: http://www.silverliningsplaybookmovie.com

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  • 1 star "This has future camp classic written all over it!"
  • 5 stars "Loved it! My favorite movie of all time!"
  • 4 stars "awesome movie!! so much fun I want to watch it over and over again. Great chemistry between Cooper & Lawrence. Also, De Niro is great."
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