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Spot on by lisawil30
.The character development in this movie was spot on. As a Philly native, they nailed the sports fever inherited in the Eagles fan. While one could enjoy this movie solely as a romantic comedy to limit it to that genre would do the characters a disservice. I completely enjoyed watching the Italian-American family dynamics unfold. This is not just another chick flick. It is a relatable story about parental-child dynamics, family and how one deals with mental health issues in everyday life. After all, how many parents in today?s America have had an adult child move back home to help them ?Get on their feet." CHARMIMG and HEARTWARMING... I can't wait to see this again... and I can't say that about many movies.
Great Acting Always has Silver Lining by jzactor
I enjoyed this film and was suprisingly moved by this film. The reason is the great actors who put in great performances. I can honestly say this is Bradley Cooper's best film acting ever. Robert Deniro is so great and so convincing and Jennifer Lawrence is terrific as well. All of the characters have deep inner struggles and insecurities which they are keeping at bay as well as possible and not even on a conscious level. Actors who are being characters such as these are rare and we honor them with awards for it. The stroy is believable, too, not a fariy tale and each character has a a deep journey into hell and huge changes that they go thru. The director kept it close to the vest and yes outlandish when the true emotion comes out in these disturbed characters. This film is worth seeing true actor/artists at work and it is impossible to not be moved so go see it and see if you are, too. I bet you will be even in spite of yourself!
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, a treat by christopherkerr
This is a must-see, feel-good movie about an unlikely set of characters, mental health issues, the struggle for recovery & stable state and the search for love. Jackie Weaver, Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro & Jennifer Lawrence deliver Oscar-worthy performances.
THE TRAILER IS A DAMN LIE GO SEE IT by kreevers
Do not be tempted to avoid this film like most Rom-Coms in theaters. The trailer is a disservice the the movie itself. It's quite entertaining, and does something that many rom-coms don't succeed at: being grounded in reality. All the main characters are either living with a mental disorder or dealing with those around it. It brilliantly addresses this in the first half without bashing you over the head about it. By far this is the best I've seen all the actors/actresses in a while especially for Robert DeNiro and Chris Tucker, the two have delivered their best performances in a long time. Now the plot line is somewhat predictable, but in this case you actually don't mind it for the fact how innate Cooper and Lawrence are to their respective roles. It is already gaining buzz to be a top choice for the Oscars and after seeing it I completely understand why.
An all Time Favorite by BoroAviator
I'm a 43 year old man who wanted a few brownie points with the wife. We had to drive a bit to see SLP, but it was worth it for MORE than just a few points. Believe the hype! This is an excellent movie!
Jennifer Lawrence deserves the Oscar. I would say the same of Bradley Cooper, but I just recently saw Lincoln, and it's in the bag for Daniel Day.
The Oscar for best pic is also in the bag for Lincoln (and I agree)....BUT, for pure entertainment (laughs and cries), and the pleasure of watching an almost Streep like performance (almost because nobody can touch Streep for pure ability), I would take SLP 10 outta 10 times. Move over Mila, the top of my free pass list now has J Lawrence in big bold letters. My wife was probably sorry she did not pick Breaking Dawn after hearing that news.
Not a Chick Flick by mimisflix
My husband didn't want to see this movie thinking it was a chick flick. I kept telling him it wasn't. Finally giving in since I always go to the movies he wants to see, he agreed to go. He really liked it. It has appeal to both men an women. Great acting by Bradley Cooper, De Niro, and Jennifer Lawrence. Walked out of the theatre feeling good..
Definitely Oscar Worthy by imara90
This movie made me happy. It was touching, unexpectedly funny and it had heart. The cast did an amazing job and it definitely deserves all the Oscar buzz it's been getting.
A Feel Good Movie by Pat0211
I couldn't wait to see that movie and I have absolutely no regrets! The acting was terrific coupled with a solid story and happy ending. Bradley Cooper is great as well as Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lawrence and Jackie Weaver. I can see some Oscar nominations especially for Cooper, Lawrence and De Niro. Well, this movie definitely shows off Cooper's versatility and the fact that he shouldn't be confined in comedies ala Hangover.
Special shout-out to Chris Tucker who has a couple of hilarious scenes and funny lines. Overall, great movie.
Funny, Sad ... Real by cine_bob
Two thumbs up!! A packed house in King Of Prussia laughed, cried, and cheered to this emotionally packed, well written, and superbly acted film. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence gave performances of a lifetime. Robert DeNiro was masterful in a supporting role. This story has a raw edge with little sugar coating. It's gritty. It's real. And it's a treat!! I've seen lots of films this year and Silver Lining Playbook sits with Argo and The Sessions as some of our favorite films of 2012.
Cute and funny movie worth watching - but read the book AFTER by plessthanpointohfive
The book, like most books movies are based on, is way better. The movie could never live up to the book because the book spends a whole lot of time inside Pat's head. And that's actually a good thing. The movie has to deviate from the book in order to capture any of the book's spirit. The movie captured Pat and Tiffany's personalities. Unfortunately, the other characters don't fare so well, especially Nikki, who we get to know real well in the book.The movie does NOT capture the utter devastation Pat's mental illness has wrought on his life. In the book, Pat was in the institution for FOUR YEARS, not 8 months. His mother gets him out because he's showing no improvement, and brings him home to see Dr Patel, who is the best Doc in Philly. Pat THINKS he's only been in the facility of 8 months. The move DOES do a good job of making you like Pat as he tries to make himself a better person, even when he fails. And the actors do their jobs fine.