The Silver Linings Playbook
- 2 hr 2 min
"Silver Linings Playbook" is a romantic comedy that is directed by David O. Russell. It is based on the novel "The Silver Linings Playbook" by Matthew Quick. The movie has received many positive reviews from film critics. The film stars Bradley Cooper as Pat, a man in his thirties who suffers from bipolar disorder. Pat's mental problems have wreaked havoc on his life. His wife has separated from him and filed a restraining order. After spending eight months in a mental institution, Pat is released and begins to live with his parents, who have their own quirks. Both his dad Pat Sr. (Robert DeNiro) and wife Dolores (Jacki Weaver) are hardcore fans of the Philadelphia Eagles NFL football team and get upset when Pat misses a game. Through a friend, Pat meets an attractive young woman named Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence). Both have similar personality quirks and they quickly bond. Pat agrees to be Tiffany's partner in a dance competition, believing that this will be a way to impress his wife and win her back. Pat persuades Tiffany to give his wife a letter he has written. Tiffany agrees and later gives Pat a letter from his wife. The night of the dance competition, everything comes together and Pat makes a key discovery about the true nature of his relationships with his wife and Tiffany. "Silver Linings Playbook" has received overwhelming acclaim from critics. The performances of Cooper and Lawrence have been particularly lauded. It is expected to be a contender at the 2013 Academy Awards. The film has already won several accolades. It received the audience award from the Austin Film Festival. The film also captured three Hollywood Film Festival Awards - Best Actor (Bradley Cooper), Best Director (Russell), and Best Supporting Actor (DeNiro). The film was initially screened in several film festivals around the United States. It was released on November 16, 2012.