I started to keep track of Jennifer Lawrence’s movies after watching her at Hunger Games. Lawrence’s portrayal was too impressive that I thought she would definitely be a big star. In less than one year that actually happened! Jennifer Lawrence became an A-list star with several best actress awards to boot (Oscars included!).
Silver Linings Playbook was the movie that made Jennifer Lawrence a huge household name. One of the best movies in 2012 was this romantic comedy about two troubled individuals determined to win back their lives and cope with their troubles.
Silver Linings Playbook has a strong and awesome cast. The movie stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert de Niro and Jacki Weaver. The acting was so good even for the ones with small roles like Chris Tucker’s and Julia Stiles’.
Patrizio Solitano (Bradley Cooper), a man with bipolar disorder, has lost a lot including his house, his job & his wife. He was released from a psychiatric hospital after spending eight months there and found himself living back with his parents again. Pat is determined to win back her wife and rebuild his life. His parents sole wish was to get Pat back on his feet.
When Pat met widowed sex addict Tiffany Maxwell (Jennifer Lawrence), his life changed. Tiffany offered to help Pat win back his wife, as long as he helps her in return by entering a dance competition with her. As Pat & Tiffany trained and got to know each other, an unusual bond formed between them.
Silver Linings Playbook is not our usual romantic comedy film. It is serious and I appreciate that it actually felt real! It’s not like the fairy tale type that we can just connect with our fantasies but this is something we can learn for our own interactions & relationships. The film is about two misfits trying to make a relationship work. It made me believe that a right partner would not help solve our troubles but they are the ones who can live with them. It’s a type of movie that made me realise that no matter what kind of shit we are in, we can still make good decisions and be able to go through with them in a positive way.
As what the title of the movie says, there is always hope and comfort in the midst of difficulty and trials. That’s what Silver Lining is all about. We can all learn from the movie. I highly suggest you watch it.
My Rating for Silver Linings Playbook: 4.5 out of 5 stars