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Silver Linings Playbook
Life doesn't always go according to plan. Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything -- his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) after spending eight months is a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat's parents want is for him to get back on his feet-and to share their family's obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Writer-director Russell is just the guy to bring out (and then calm) the manic dysfunction in these folks."
‑ Bob Mondello,
"A crazy beaut of a comedy that brims with generosity and manages to circumvent predictability at every turn."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
""Silver Linings Playbook" makes comic hay from bipolar illness, early death, sexual adventurism, self-improvement binges, football fanaticism, degenerate gambling and father-son estrangement, as one would expect from latter-day Russell movies."
‑ Ray Pride, Newcity
"A unique dramedy that stands heads and shoulders above most romantic films."
‑ John Hanlon, John Hanlon Reviews
"A romantic comedy for people who don't like what Hollywood has been calling 'romantic comedies' these days."
‑ Margot Harrison, Seven Days
"It's a rom-com that succeeds in revitalizing that discredited genre where so many others have failed, injecting it with the grit and emotion of realist drama rather than with amped-up whimsy or social satire or montages of people walking on the beach."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir,
"An edgy romantic dramedy that suits our anxious times."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"But Silver Linings Playbook never induces a roll of the eyes, even if it never really surprises."
‑ Emma Myers, Film Comment Magazine
"A wild mess, but what a mess it is."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"One of the most pleasurably offbeat experiences since the Philadelphia Eagles last enjoyed a winning season."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"Silver Linings Playbook tells us that happily-ever-after may depend on finding people who coexist with our lunacy, not ones who can lead us out of it. In any case, it's crazy good."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"This meaningful film keeps the laughs, giddy anxiousness and warm butterflies from the trailer and sustains it all through two full hours of a love story."
‑ Ricardo Baca, Denver Post
"In an age when the concept of comedies about possible kinships between characters is dominated by sugary devices and contrivance, here at last is a movie about real situations, real people and the natural experiences that evolve from them."
‑ David Keyes,
"It finds the gentle balance between traditional romantic comedy and artistic exploration of the laws of attraction."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"A deft treatment of its delicate subject material and some remarkable performances that give the film both touching, raw, authentic emotion and a certain kinetic humor."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
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