David O. Russell is making a name for himself by taking terribly conventional scripts/plots and turning out remarkably original movies full of life and energy. He did it first with "Three Kings," but then again, and with more accolades with "The Fighter," which on paper was just another movie about an underdog boxer, but on screen was fascinating, funny, and one of the best sports films to come along in years. And now he's back … more
Director David O. Russell sure is on a roll. After “The Fighter” and “I Heart Huckabees”, he sure has managed to come out with another strong film “Silver Linings Playbook”. I am looking forward for his 2013 film “American Hustle”. Everyone knows that I hate romantic dramedies, but admittedly there are ones that I have really enjoyed. What made “Silver Linings Playbook” so different is the fact that much like “The … more
Every so often a film comes along that is original, quirky, poignant and surprising. 'Silver Linings Playbook' written and directed by David O' Russell ('The Fighter') is just such a movie. The film explores the struggles, eccentricities and obsessions of everyday people. In this case the Solantano family. Pat Solantano Jr, (Bradley Cooper, who's never been better) has just spent 8 months in a mental hospital … more
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