Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
August 22, 2022 7:35 AM - Subscribe

After losing his job and wife, and spending time in a mental institution, Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) winds up living with his parents (Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver). He wants to rebuild his life and reunite with his wife, but his parents would be happy if he just shared their obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles. Things get complicated when Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), who offers to help him reconnect with his wife, if he will do something very important for her in exchange.

Also starring Chris Tucker, Julia Stiles, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham, and Dash Mihok.

Written and directed by David. O. Russell.

92% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on AMC+, DirecTV, and Fubo. Also available for digital rental on multiple outlets. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (10 comments total)
 
I had no preconceptions going into "Silver Linings Playbook". So, the first fifteen or so minutes of the movie that focused on Pat's mental health issues had me thinking I as going to have to suffer with Pat and his family for the rest of the movie. NOT SO! Thankfully. SLP turned into a fun movie, full of great performances of characters saying and doing interesting things. I can't ask for more than that.
posted by Stuka at 8:01 AM on August 22, 2022 [1 favorite]


The scene where Tiffany counters the talk that she is a jinx by breaking down the many successes in Philly sports that sync up with the time she spent with Pat is hilarious.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:38 AM on August 22, 2022 [6 favorites]


Here's the scene.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:13 AM on August 22, 2022 [2 favorites]


> "The scene where Tiffany counters the talk that she is a jinx by breaking down the many successes in Philly sports that sync up with the time she spent with Pat is hilarious."

I laughed so hard I couldn't breathe at, "She's making a lot of sense, Pop."
posted by kyrademon at 3:19 PM on August 22, 2022 [1 favorite]


I was impressed they went as far as to put the main character literally in a garbage bag for half of the movie. I wasn't expecting to like this but I did, maybe for mental health reasons.

I was thinking out loud how it's not really a black comedy but it's a little dark and I started to say gray comedy and my SO said "a silver comedy??" and I guess I walked right the fuck into that.
posted by fleacircus at 5:23 PM on August 22, 2022


(the tile is pretty bad imho)
posted by fleacircus at 5:24 PM on August 22, 2022


I enjoy Jennifer Lawrence as an actor, but this was one of those movies where she was clearly too young for the role.
posted by Julnyes at 7:34 AM on August 23, 2022 [1 favorite]


For sure. I kept thinking: how has this woman been widowed for years? But she does such a great job, it's possible to let it ride.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:13 AM on August 23, 2022


I really enjoyed the first half of this movie. Having characters that have no filter makes for enlarged interactions. Which is fun to watch.
posted by jouke at 10:40 AM on August 26, 2022


The instant Chris Tucker came on screen I somehow KNEW that dancing would save the day.
posted by Horkus at 12:25 PM on August 27, 2022


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