Silver Linings Playbook Blazing Minds Film Review

Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook – After spending time in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) moves back home to live with his parents and tries to patch things up with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook Blazing Minds Film Review

Don’t go in to Silver Linings Playbook expecting a comedy, because it’s not, it’s a drama with a few spots of humor thrown in to break the tension. Now this isn’t a bad thing as it does break up the film quite nicely.

Bradley Cooper play the part of Pat, who suffers with bipolar very nicely, with his obsession of getting back with his wife after an incident that left him being in a mental institution for eight months.

Even Jennifer Lawrence is quite convincing as a young widow with a rather strange attitude and outlook on things, but as the story progresses and the two start “working” together to help Pat get back with his wife, it’s quite moving seeing how the family copes with Pat and his problems.

But it doesn’t just stem with Pat, his father played by Robert DeNiro also seems to have a slight case of OCD and an obsession with his favorite football team, throw in some moments with Chris Tucker and the film come together nicely.

Silver Linings Playbook is one of those films those films that you aren’t if it’s a comedy, a drama or a bit of both, but for me it’s a drama and I found myself getting pulled in to the story and feeling for the family and what they were going through.

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The film is certainly one of those films that has you gunning for a happy ending and hoping that everything works out in the end, but I’m not going to tell you what happens.

Overall Thoughts For Silver Linings Playbook

An enjoyable movie with great parts from Robert DeNiro and Bradley Cooper, a film that you can enjoy at your own pace.

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Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds, an avid blogger and bona fide journalist. She is also a Cinema Film Reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn, where she reviews the latest movies, she has also had several articles published in various publications. She has recently become an Award Winning Blogger and is listed in the UKs Top 10 Film Blogs.
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  • I saw a commercial about this movie and was wondering what it was about. It sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the movie without ruining it.

    I love dark, quirky movies. When I think of a dark, quirky movie, I immediately think of “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?” and “Mermaids.” Great characters and intriguing stories.

  • I didn’t think I’d enjoy it, but I did. Just been to review Argo so I’ll have that one up shortly as well 😉

  • Angelo M.

    Likable, watchable and has a nice supporting turn from Robert De Niro; I’m not sure I wouldn’t rather watch this again than the macho acting in Russell’s boxing drama “The Fighter.”