An intense, loving, emotional and funny family story from The Fighter director, David O. Russell. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence find themselves partners in a secret arrangement to rebuild their broken lives. Robert De Niro yearns to get closer to his son (Cooper), as he tries to keep the family afloat with his compulsive bookmaking. —TIFF
David Owen Russell born in August 20, 1958 is an American film director and screenwriter. He has been praised for the loose, comic energy that characterizes his work, and notorious for his explosive confrontations with cast members.
Russell was born in New York City, New York to a Jewish father and an Italian American Catholic mother, and was raised in an “atheistic” household. He graduated from Amherst College in 1981, majoring in Political Science and English. He is good friends with film directors Alexander Payne and Spike Jonze.
His first directorial effort was the independent dark comedy Spanking the Monkey in 1994, starring Jeremy Davies as a troubled young man who develops an incestuous relationship with his mother (Alberta Watson). Despite the controversial subject matter, the film received critical acclaim and won him Best First Screenplay and Best First Feature from the Independent Spirit Awards, as well as the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. read more
Mental illness finally portrayed in a realistic manner. The characters were believable, the dialog very funny, esp. Jennifer Lawrence ("HEY!). It's often annoying when there's a big age difference between the leads, but Bradley Cooper seems much younger than his true age. Nice to see Robert DeNiro in a decent role. I really enjoyed this film, more so on subsequent viewings.
David O. Russell flirts with absurdism, flinging characters into a chaotic universe before using Hollywood convention to reel them back in.
Wave goodbye to the funny, unpredictable David O. Russell who took human beings disarmingly seriously.
David O. Russell propose avec Happiness Therapy (Silver Linings Playbook dans son titre orignal) une oeuvre franchement inégale, entre comédie et drame, qui vaut essentiellement pour sa seconde partie… read review
Title: Silver Linings Playbook
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director: David O. Russell
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Dopo qualche anno un po’ interlocutorio, è un piacere ritrovare Robert De Niro così in forma. Seppur sfavorito dal doppiaggio, il suo Pat sr. si allinea con merito a un lungo elenco di personaggi indimenticabili… read review