DramRomCom, that’s what this was. It started off giving me the feeling it was going to be a drama, a really serious, heartfelt drama, but then… Surprise!
Silver Linings Playbook has Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro, how could it go wrong?
Pat (Cooper), gets released from a mental institute having been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and moves in with his parents, determined to win his wife back. He meets Tiffany (Lawrence), who is as strange as him, but decides to try and help him to get his wife back. The two of them deal with their disorders while attempting to get other people to understand them.
Aside from Cooper’s good looks comanding my attention, his character had remarkable depth, he was hurt, confused, in a place many of us have been… However, he was an optimist, a happy twist to a somewhat dark beginning.
I liked this movie. Wait, who am I kidding, I loved this movie. It was refreshing to see a love story of such different form. Today’s romantic comedies are entertaining yes, but superficial and just a bit too silly for my taste, whereas Silver Linings Playbook was brilliant – to say the least. Although, it isn’t classified as ‘comedy’, I laughed more than half the time, not to mention that some scenes had me on the edge of my seat. The simplest way to describe it would be to say it felt ‘real’. Their feelings felt real, their problems, the dialogue, the fights – it was all so believable.
I have to point out that it received eight Oscar nominations and four Golden Globe nominations with Jennifer Lawrence winning Best Actress in both award ceremonies.
Although, cheesy as can be, the moral of the story was uplifting. Be positive, move forward, keep trying.
Overall, Silver Linings Playbook was a story I’ll always remember. The fact that the acting was so good, didn’t hurt either . I suggest you hop along to your nearest cinema and watch this now!
Movie Review written by Shameez Patel, follow her rantings on Twitter HERE