So I was a little late to the game on this one, but I finally saw Silver Linings Playbook last week. WOW, you guys, you have to see this movie!! It is seriously the best movie I’ve seen in a LONG time. I think I was laughing every 3 minutes at all the witty comments. I would call it a romantic comedy, but it is much more edgy than your average chick flick, playing on the emotions that Pat (Bradley Cooper) and Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) are experiencing while dealing with very difficult life situations. I’ve never been a Bradley Cooper fan, but he is fantastic in this role. This movie is not just for the ladies, both my dad and my boyfriend loved it- Andrew even watched it with me a second time!
All of the characters are whacky and chaotic, but because they are so honest and real, it is easy to connect with them and feel completely involved in their situations. Pat loses everything and moves back in with his family after spending time in a state institution. Anyone with a family can appreciate the humor related to Pat moving back in and dealing with his father (Robert De Niro). Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife if he does something for her in return. They both find themselves in bad predicaments in life, but the movie shows you that despite their imperfections, they can still make the choice to find happiness: the “silver lining”. How great is that??
You will laugh a ton, you might tear up, and I think you will definitely find this movie refreshing and heartwarming. It will encourage you to find your “silver lining”, even if times are tough.