Silver Linings Playbook
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 30, 2013
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Silver Linings Playbook walks a tricky thematic tightrope, but David O. Russell's sensitive direction and some sharp work from a talented cast gives it true balance.

Bob Mondello

Writer-director Russell is just the guy to bring out (and then calm) the manic dysfunction in these folks.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

A crazy beaut of a comedy that brims with generosity and manages to circumvent predictability at every turn.

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Ray Pride

"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.

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Andrew O'Hehir

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.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

An edgy romantic dramedy that suits our anxious times.

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Emma Myers
Film Comment Magazine

But Silver Linings Playbook never induces a roll of the eyes, even if it never really surprises.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

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.

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Ricardo Baca
Denver Post

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.

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David Keyes

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.

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Thomas Johnston
I just do not see what all the fuss was about.
Spencer Macklin
Definitely worthy of all the academy award nominations. Excellent performances by De Niro and Cooper. Great story and the dialogue was outstanding. Several… More