Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Director: David O. Russell
Writers: Matthew Quake, David O. Russell
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Anupam Kyle, John Ortiz, Shea Whiger Tom / Julia Stiles
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance / Family / Inspirational
Region: United States
Release: 2012-09-08 (Toronto Film Festival) / 2012-12-25 (USA)
Length: 122 minutes
Also known as: Broken Love From Homework (Hong Kong) / Pat’s Happiness Script (Taiwan) / Behind Every Dark Cloud There Is Sunshine / A Silver Lining / Get Away, Let Me Embrace Happiness
Rating: IMDB 7.7 / Rotten Tomatoes 92%
Middle school teacher Pat (Bradley Cooper), who is cheerful and optimistic by nature, came home and met his wife cheating on him and was sent to the hospital for psychiatric treatment by his parents due to trauma. After being discharged from the hospital, Pat returned to his parents’ house to live with them, and felt depressed under the over-care of his father (Robert De Niro) and mother (Jacki Weaver). At a party, Pat met Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a young woman who just lost her husband and job. Tiffany, covered in thorns, confronts Pat everywhere, making Pat afraid to avoid it at first. But with the deepening of the contact between the two, Pat gradually discovered the attractiveness of Tiffany, and Tiffany also discovered the indelible optimism in Pat. Tiffany asks Pat to dance with her for a competition, and their relationship begins to improve in a positive direction. In the dance competition, Pat finally found the love of his life, and his life with Tiffany also saw the sunshine after the dark clouds.
The film is based on Matthew Quick’s novel of the same name. Since its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012, it has received various praises, and has since received four Golden Globe nominations, three BAFTA nominations, five Independent Spirit Award nominations, eight Oscar nominations and many other film festivals and films. Award nominations. Among them, Jennifer Lawrence won the Best Actress Award at the 70th Golden Globe Awards and the Best Actress Award at the 85th Academy Awards.
“Silver Linings Playbook” is a romantic comedy-drama film released in 2012, directed by David O. Russell and starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert De Niro. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Matthew Quick.
The story follows Pat Solitano, played by Cooper, a man with bipolar disorder who moves back in with his parents after spending time in a mental institution. Pat meets Tiffany, played by Lawrence, a young woman with her own psychological issues, and the two form an unlikely bond as they navigate their way through their personal struggles.
“Silver Linings Playbook” received critical acclaim for its performances, direction, and portrayal of mental illness. It was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won the awards for Best Actress (Lawrence) and Best Supporting Actor (De Niro). The film has been praised for its honest and compassionate portrayal of mental illness and its uplifting message of hope and redemption.
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