An interesting and shambolic mix of comedy and family drama which works because these are genuine human characters. Elevated to greatness by the wonderful Lawrence - strong, independent yet vulnerable - who carries this film and keeps it engaging. Her Oscar was well deserved.
In my eyes Silver Linings Playbook is one of the finest romantic comedies of all time. That may seem a little hyperbolic to some, but I can't think of many films, romantic comedy or otherwise, that make me laugh, cry, and touch me on such a deep emotional level, like this film does.