Excerpt: Few things are more reliably embarrassing than Hollywood’s attempts to address mental illness, especially in the context of a romantic comedy (or “dramedy,” since one can only make so much light of a serious mood disorder).
Excerpt: “Boisterous” may be the best word to describe the families that populate the movies of David O. Russell, from Ben Stiller’s equally madcap adoptive and birth parents in 1996’s Flirting with Disaster to the feisty, true-life Boston clan of boxer Micky Ward in the 2010 Best Picture Oscar nominee...
Excerpt: From the beginning to the triumphant (if predictable) end, "Silver Linings Playbook" is funny and enjoyable, and has the audience wanting good outcomes in the complicated lives of the irresistible characters. The strong cast bring the story to life with a jangling frankness.
Conclusion: A story of a man (Bradley Cooper) that leaves a mental institute to live with his parents and try to get his life back on track, whether that be returning to his former job or rekindling his love for the wife that he left behind.
Excerpt: Back in October, Silver Linings Playbook was the ‘secret film’ screening for the London Film Festival, a film which I stupidly decided not to take the risk with and since have been kicking myself thanks to the praise it received. Finally, I can stop this pointless kicking as David O.
Excerpt: Silver Linings Playbook kijkt als een dwarsdoorsnede van het handboek psychiatrie, die afwijkend gedrag als niet al te vreemd neerzet. De acht Oscarnominaties voor het komische drama van David O. Russell zijn terecht.
Excerpt: ‘Silver linings playbook’ had nominaties voor alle vier de acteer-Oscars (Beste Acteur, Beste Actrice, Beste Mannelijke én Vrouwelijke Bijrol). Bijzonder, want de laatste keer dat dit gebeurde, was in 1981 bij Warren Beatty’s ‘Reds’.