Thursday, May 2, 2013

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

IMDb plot summary: 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.
Directed by David O. Russell. Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Jackie Weaver.

HERE we go! After watching 7 of the 9 Best Picture nominees from 2012, I finally come across one I genuinely like a lot. (I liked Argo, too, but not a lot.) These characters are rich and interesting. It's the first time I've actually liked either one of these actors - I've never been on the Jennifer Lawrence bandwagon - and it was so very easy to get drawn into their story. It's sweet and heartwarming in the best way and makes me smile. Thoroughly enjoyed this. 4 stars.

Flickchart: #297 out of 1917, below The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and above In the Bedroom.


Brittani Burnham said...

I loved this one! I wasn't on the Jennifer Lawrence bandwagon either before I saw this, but afterwards I'm firmly planted on it now.

justanotherabbigail said...

I absolutely loved this movie. It was *real* and hard to watch at times, but so much more worth it in the end.