Posted in 2017

Silver Linings Playbook (2012) movie review

Silver Linings PlaybookAfter being in a mental institution for a while, Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) is brought home by his mother (Jacki Weaver) to move back in with his parents and begins trying to get better. He tries to reconcile with his ex-wife, Nikki (Brea Bee) but is unable to even contact her due to a restraining order. He meets a girl named Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) who is going through a few problems of her own and he sees an opportunity to make Nikki know that he is doing better so they can get back together. However when Pat and Tiffany first meet something great begins which will help them move past their pasts.

The characters in this movie are interesting. Pat is bipolar which is what inevitably caused the situation which caused him to get sent to the hospital and also made Nikki place a restraining order. You can see it in the way the character behaves. The way mental health is represented is fantastic because it doesn’t romanticize it and is accurate. The things these characters go through is accurate and I like that.

The first time I was introduced to this movie was during the previews before a different movie. The preview was basically a scene from the movie where Pat reads a book and has an episode in the middle of the night after finishing it. This scene made me want to watch the movie because I found it funny at the time. When I finally got to watch it in the theater I was impressed. It really is a fantastic movie.

I recommend this movie to anyone who wants to watch a good movie. However there is some harsh language as there should be so keep that in mind. I enjoyed watching it both times that I watched it. I even teared up at the end. There are a few minor problems with scenes being slightly inconsistent but those are only minor. This is a great romance movie where the characters are mentally ill.

Final Rating – 47/50

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