Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook

DVD - 2013
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The story of how a man who has lost everything, his house, his job, his wife, reconnects with himself and creates his own silver linings from the bonds he forms with his family and friends.

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Shuken_1989
Jun 13, 2020

"Silver Linings Playbook" is a one of those films that really resonates with you long after it's over. The movie tells the tale of the main protagonist Pat, played by Bradley Cooper, as he discharges from a behavioral health hospital in Baltimore to return to his home in Philadelphia. Pat suffers from bipolar disorder, and a violent history brought on by infidelity and stress. Pat begins to rebuild his life, reconciling his past actions with a new and idealized version of himself. During this time of rebuilding he meets Tiffany, played by Jennifer Lawrence, the sister-in-law of his friend Ronnie and begins an uneasy friendship that develops into a romance. Tiffany is recovering from a grief induced form of psychosis and depression after the death of her husband. The movie is set against the backdrop of an economic downturn and the intense family systems drama of both Pat and Tiffany's families. The movie takes an unabashed look at mental illness and family systems, the things that make people tick, along with the terrified looks of bystanders and the awkward conversations between Pat and Tiffany. As an employee at a behavioral health system I found the movie spoke to my experience running groups and working with this population. The acting is extremely believable and the dialogue regarding mental illness, medication and psych hospitals was excellent. I would recommend this as a must view for people interested in psych or anyone who just loves good acting.

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mJJLnk7
May 28, 2020

Good. DeNiro great. But what the f887 was the hype?

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dmasterson
Apr 21, 2020

A solid romantic comedy about finding love in unlikely places.

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Courier2003
Dec 12, 2019

Three stars for the movie. Five stars for Jennifer Lawrence dancing and costume.

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Les_J
May 31, 2019

It is debated whether or not if this is a chick flick, but probably everyone will enjoy it.
Ok, maybe not children, as it is mostly serious, not enough laughs for them.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 13, 2019

Silver linings playbook movie is a movie which is about a conflicted love story but also about battling with recovering and mental illness. Bradley Cooper plays the character of “Pat” who is battling bipolar disorder and he meets “Tiffany” who is played by Jennifer Lawrence and they start developing feeling for each other. This movie mainly focuses on mental illness and what people are doing to fight them and be free. I rate this movie a 5 out of 5 because of how everything was shown in it and the storyline was really good. @BirdieBooks of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) recently gets out of a mental institution and tries to reunite with his wife, Nikki. Through this time, he meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) who agrees to help him with this goal in exchange to help her with a dance. This is my favourite movie, its so well done and the acting is amazing. It really shows how mental health effects one’s life. You see the relationship between two people with mental health issues interact while they develop feeling for one another. It has so many positivity and good advice throughout. This is such a feel-good happy movie and would recommend watching it with others. 5/5 stars @EffyStonem of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board.

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MrsNikki
Mar 01, 2019

💖 great movie

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kmobuckeye
Feb 26, 2019

A very good movie about an important topic.

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robinandrews10
Feb 26, 2019

Great movie that handles a difficult topic genuinely.

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amanoletters99
Mar 22, 2018

Another brilliant film written and directed by David O. Russell. He is a master of dialogue and character depth. Any film by Mr. Russell is well worth the experience because, there are no superheroes, just real people, that could be you or me. Check out American Hustle or Joy, both written by Mr. Russell, if you appreciate good writing and film making.

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reginator_22
Jan 22, 2018

Pat: The only way you can beat my crazy was by doing something crazy yourself. Thank you. I love you. I knew it the minute I met you. I'm sorry it took so long for me to catch up. I just got stuck.

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tlovold
Jan 20, 2015

read the book. Much better than the movie. Movie was a disappointment.

nickqian May 15, 2014

Why people are so happy about a 5?

aaa5756 Sep 23, 2013

“The nice thing about having nothing is that you don't have to worry about losing it.”
-Anonymous

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Monolith
Jul 07, 2013

Tiffany: "...Why did you order raisin bran?" Pat: "Why did you order tea?" Tiffany: "Because you ordered raisin bran." Pat: "I ordered raisin bran because I didn't want there to be any mistaking it for a date." Tiffany: "It can still be a date if you order raisin bran." Pat: "It's not a date."

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Monolith
Jul 07, 2013

Officer Keogh: "Hey, you're Tommy's widow, right?" Tiffany: "Yes, I'm Tommy's crazy whore widow. Minus the whore thing, for the most part." Officer Keogh: "You're a funny girl... You want to get a drink sometime?"

lilmisslibrary Jun 07, 2013

"The world will break your heart ten ways to Sunday. That's guaranteed. I can't begin to explain that. Or the craziness inside myself and everyone else. But guess what? Sunday's my favourite day again. I think of what everyone did for me, and I feel like a very lucky guy." Pat

lilmisslibrary Jun 07, 2013

"You have to do everything you can, you have to work your hardest, and if you do, you have a shot at a silver lining." Pat

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Sep 01, 2014

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GinaMWright
Sep 23, 2013

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sapphicatthedisco
Sep 01, 2014

Sexual Content: a couple of jokes and brief partial nudity

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sapphicatthedisco
Sep 01, 2014

Coarse Language: constant use of the f word

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