Courtesy of The Weinstein Company
USA (2012) • in English
Life doesn't always go according to plan. Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything -- his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) after spending eight months is a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat's parents want is for him to get back on his feet-and to share their family's obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives.
Club reactions by city:
103 out of 109 participating members called it excellent or good 99.04% would recommend it • most praised for its Acting
moderated by Matthew Bernstein
with guest Michele Schreiber, Professor of Film and Media Studies at Emory University
No silver here. All gold. Excelsior. Another terrific film from David O. Russell. This is such a great departure from the typical rom-com.
A charming, funny and poignant film that elevates romantic comedies to a higher level of storytelling. Great performances across the board.
I loved the frenetic, fast-paced camerawork and editing reflected the mindset of the characters.
65 out of 70 participating members called it excellent or good 97.1% would recommend it • most praised for its Acting
One movie where a "Hollywood ending" works. Great use of cinematography to represent characters' psychology. Excellent acting -- uncomfortable, funny, angry, sloppy - sort of like life. The family was wonderfully horrible.
Enjoyable fim, fantastic actors, captivating dance scenes, but not a realistic depiction of mental illness.
Dirty Dancing on meds.
89 out of 91 participating members called it excellent or good 100% would recommend it • most praised for its Acting
"It was a little Hollywood, but I enjoyed it" "Best I've seen of Bradley Cooper - he acted!" "Jennifer Lawrence deserves an Academy Award nomination for her role - outstanding!" "wonderful film, great script, great acting"
"Wow. An unclassified and fantastic movie. Jagged, funny, unexpected. I can't think of another movie in recent memory that is so messily American" "Made my heart feel good"
"Overall, I enjoyed it and I love Jennifer Lawrence. I feel like the moral is that everybody is at least a little messed up. Some people's messed up mixes better with other people's messed up. And if you can find a messed up that work with your messed up . . .hang on & good luck."
Release date: In select theatres
Wednesday, Nov. 21
367 out of the 393 participating members called Silver Linings Playbook excellent or good.