Excerpt: Bradley Cooper comes off as, at once, annoying, sympathetic, and thoroughly convincing: a tough combo, and exactly what his character demands. Jennifer Lawrence, who won an Oscar for her performance, is as appealing as any young actress since Deborah Winger or maybe Shirley MacLaine, with greater...
REVIEW: Less-Than-Sterling 'Silver Linings Playbook' Shines During Messy Family Moments
13 May 2013
Excerpt: It speaks to just how good David O. Russell is at portraying raw, high-strung sincerity that Silver Linings Playbook is able to walk a line between likable and tolerable despite a premise the reeks of quirky bullshit.
Excerpt: Pat & Tiffany are meant for each other. Pat has been released from a Baltimore psychiatric hospital, and Tiffany likely belongs in one. Together, they form their individual cures by skirting their comfort zones and working through their mental disorders.
Conclusion: 'Silver Linings Playbook' was my favorite film of 2012, and this Blu-ray release only reinforces my deep affection for it. Impeccably written, keenly directed, and acted to perfection by an esteemed cast, this sensitive, involving, romantic, and humorous salute to the human condition deserved every...
Conclusion: As one of last year's best, most enjoyable, and most rewatchable films, Silver Linings Playbook would be easy to recommend in the most basic of platters. Gladly, it gets much more than that in a Blu-ray combo pack that provides fine picture and sound, a solid 95 minutes of bonus features, and all...
Excerpt: Award season seems to bring about the best in the annual slew of films. Such is the case with Silver Linings Playbook , a film that nearly went overlooked by many but thanks to some high profile stars and a great script, this little “movie that could” is now one of my recent favorites.
Conclusion: Silver Linings Playbook is a nearly perfect entertainment. The film is a bit too sanguine and facile in its endgame, but otherwise this is a superbly entertaining outing featuring unforgettable characters and some riveting performances. Director David O.