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Rated R · 122 minutes · 2012

Comedy drama, Romance
As Pat, a recently institutionalized former teacher battling through his newly single life and his bipolar disorder, Bradley Cooper sends a thunderous message in Silver Linings Playbook: He’s a legitimate, big-time dramatic actor. However, as good as Cooper is, the movie (and indeed, possibly the year) belongs to Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, whose portrayal of the unstable nymphomaniac who somewhat literally waltzes into Pat’s life is simply transcendent. The fact that both of them are executing at such high levels in a rather unconventional film is a testament as much to director David O. Russell as the actors. Russell (The Fighter) has been working for nearly 20 years to find his signature project, and here it is—strange, kinetic, funny, sad, totally original and surprisingly moving. Silver Linings Playbook is one of the best films of the year.


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Official Site: silverliningsplaybookmovie.com
Director: David Russell
Producer: Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen, Jonathan Gordon, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, George Para, Michelle Raimo and Bradley Cooper
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Anupam Kher, Julia Stiles, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham, Dash Mihok, Paul Herman, Matthew Russell, Cheryl Williams, Patrick McDade, Brea Bee, Regency Boies and Phillip Chorba

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Chicago Reader Still crazy after all these months David O. Russell goes screwball again with Silver Linings Playbook by J.R. Jones 11/14/2012
Default Review: Silver Linings Playbook Ken Korman says the strength of David O. Russell's latest film is Jennifer Lawrence by Ken Korman 11/27/2012
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Colorado Springs Independent From pages to pictures The Indy's annual take on a handful of book-to-film features hitting theaters this fall. by Scott Renshaw 09/05/2012
New Times San Luis Obispo Review: Silver Linings Playbook Ken Korman says the strength of David O. Russell's latest film is Jennifer Lawrence by Ken Korman 11/27/2012
Indy Week Silver Linings Playbook is more than a rom-com The most surprising thing about Silver Linings Playbook is how relentlessly funny it is. The laughs arise with organic force, triggering that slightly out-of-control quality that manifests in genuine fits of hysteria. by Glenn McDonald 11/21/2012
Memphis Flyer Silver Linings Playbook by Chris Herrington 11/22/2012
The Coast Halifax Silver Linings Playbook Bradley Cooper pulls it out, Jennifer Lawrence kills as usual by Tara Thorne 11/29/2012
Creative Loafing Charlotte There's gold in Silver Linings Playbook Rating: ***1/2 by Matt Brunson 11/21/2012
Boise Weekly Can I Have This Dance? Life requires a bit of choreography. Some of us just take a little longer to learn the moves by George Prentice 11/21/2012
Portland Mercury Crazy in Love Silver Linings Playbook: David O. Russell's sneaky romance. by Jamie S. Rich 11/21/2012
Charleston City Paper Silver Linings Playbook adds a gritty emotional consequence to romantic comedy Matthew Quick's terrific 2008 novel The Silver Linings Playbook was a jaggedly funny, often unsettling first-person story of a man trying to return to normalcy after a traumatic event leads to a psychological breakdown and violence. So trust me when I say that the approach taken by writer/director David O. Russell (The Fighter) is one I absolutely did not see coming: He turned it into one of the best romantic comedies in years. by Scott Renshaw 11/21/2012
Colorado Springs Independent Traum-Com: Silver Linings Playbook Silver Linings offers up two wonderfully crafted characters, and makes their journey delightful. by Scott Renshaw 12/26/2012
Gambit Review: Silver Linings Playbook Ken Korman says the strength of David O. Russell's latest film is Jennifer Lawrence by Ken Korman 11/27/2012

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