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Silver Linings Playbook (2012 film)

a film directed by David Russell

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  • Oct 25, 2013
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 Fighter” it explores a dark subject matter. This movie is centered around mental illness, pain and love… the disappointments and the sadness that comes with them, as well as the promise of a new beginning and just how to move on.

Yes, the film could’ve dug deeper into its premise, and its structure does carry the clichés of dramedies; but the characters were so easily relatable that it managed to draw me in. The exchanges in dialogue were strong, successfully blending in drama and comedy. It does suffer from some awkward tonal shifts but it manages to keep a smooth flow throughout. Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper manages to form strong chemistry from the get-go, but I do have to say that Lawrence stole the show as Tiffany.

It may carry some familiar devices and elements, but Russell’s characters and the support of the rest of its cast made me look pass its minor shortcomings. One day I may just give this one a full review. Highly Recommended! [4 Out of 5 Stars]

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November 11, 2013
Interesting movie and great picture shot!
October 28, 2013
Yeah this was good
October 25, 2013
Maybe those awkward tonal shifts were meant to mirror the condition of Bradley Cooper's character? jkjk ;P
October 26, 2013
I thought about that actually, character shifts are different from tempo shifts though....and despite those shifts, the screenplay was smooth enough to make me ignore them. :)
November 02, 2013
I thoroughly enjoyed the film regardless of all shiftiness; need to go back and watch it again!
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