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.