I started off really hating this movie, the characters annoyed me more than anything and the flow of the film felt all disjointed. Somewhere around the 1 hour mark, the movie really started to click. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence formed this great chemistry and it made the film more bearable to watch and pretty soon so did the rest of the characters. I also forgot that this is a David O Russell film where most of the people in his movies are usually pretty weird and quirky. Silver Linings is not your ordinary Rom Com and that's what set it apart from other films of last year. I enjoyed the heck out of this one.
David O. Russell has won me over yet again. I love everything about this film. And I recognize that it may be just as delusional as Pat senior's belief that his son's presence in the room can influence the outcome of the Eagles game, but I cannot help but cling tightly to Pat's romantic belief - if you just work hard and stay positive, you may just have a shot at a silver lining.
This film is one of the best examples of how a terrible half-hour at the end can ruin 90 pretty decent minutes.
I didn't like it very much the first time I saw it,but after the second viewing it grew on me.Coming from a dysfunctional family with members each having their own "attitudes" I related to this movie on a personal level, I'm also a fan of O.Russell's energetic camera movements and swings, however the scene where Tiffany shows off her football knowledge and sets up movie's last act felt out of place and awkward to me.
This is NOT a rom-com, but an incredibly moving & thought provoking drama, that is also fabulously funny. In one respect, it was a film I didn't believe would ever come. A film I dreamed would arrive that would reignite my faith in the elusive talent of late, that is Robert De Niro. Finally! This is that film. God bless you Bobby!
More of a 3.5. It's good. Just not quite as good as everyone is making it to be. I saw better films in 2012 that should have received more attention than this one.
A film that got me thinking more than it should. Older guy with problems meets younger woman with problems. Then again all the characters had something wrong with them.
Silver Linings Playbook could've easily turned into a shitty romantic comedy with Gerard Butler and Sarah Jessica Parker but went the route of a touching (and reasonably accurate) portrait of mental illness and sports fanaticism (maybe a redundant comment, I know), all under the guise of a black comedy. Every performance was superb even if the plot got a little hokey and convenient towards the end.
Non un granchè. L'inizio promette bene,ruota intorno ad una vicenda originale con un notevole Cooper(che per fortuna ha sempre la maglietta) e ad un ritratto familiare che denota possibili buoni sviluppi.Ma poi perde chiaramente smalto nella seconda parte,lo script diventa troppo stelle e strisce e troppo"paraculo"(non cè bisogno di ripetere positivo 68 volte).La Lawrence è un dono di Dio agli uomini,ma non basta.2*
Fully expected this to be another over-hyped and under-whelming David O. Russell picture, when in fact it was quite sweet. Bradley Cooper finally shedding his "bro" skin for something more mature and complex. Jennifer Lawrence was adorable as ever, despite her nuttiness. The cinematography was quite bare (raw, even) but it worked. Simply put, it's a dark comedy with a real good heart.
Despite containing some of the typical flaws of most Hollywood romantic dramas/comedies it is a success overall due to all the excellent performances, particularly from Lawrence, but also Cooper, De Niro and Weaver. Even Chris Tucker was good!