113. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

8.1 Excellent comedy-drama
  • Acting 8.2
  • Directing 8.1
  • Story 8.1
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Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro

Director: David O. Russell

Running Time: 122 mins

Silver Linings Playbook is an American film about a man who is released from a mental hospital after severely beating his wife’s lover when they were caught at home together, and as he accustoms himself to normal life once again, he finds happiness with a family friend, with problems of her own.

I thought that this was a very clever story, and a very interesting one too, which made it very enjoyable for me throughout. In terms of the comedic value of the film, it was not great, as the jokes were quite obvious and a little weak, however I felt that it was more meant to be a drama than a comedy.

Usually, I don’t find these sorts of stories very emotional or dramatic, however I felt that this was definitely fantastically dramatic, especially by the end, when I was feeling completely engrossed in the excitement and tension of the storyline. (In fact, the only time I’ve responded to a drama-romance like that was in Slumdog Millionaire.)

Overall, I’ll give this 8.1, because it had a brilliant storyline, with intriguing twists and turns along the way, even though it wasn’t really the funniest film that I’ve ever seen in my life, but all in all, it was very enjoyable to watch.


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