Silver Linings Playbook (Film Review)

Mar 17, 2013
Been busy in a while since it's our finals week, so here's a very late review for Silver Linings Playbook.
There has been a lot of romantic movies that keep on digging and stayed true to the subject matter it is based on. Those movies include (500) Days Of Summer, Blue Valentine, Annie Hall, etc. But there's one movie, one single movie that awestruck me as a fan of that genre, it is Silver Linings Playbook. With an array of great talents like Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook, without a doubt is one of the best romance movie that I had ever seen. You got an amazing story that holds up greatly 'til the final act and an amusing direction from 'The Fighter' filmmaker David O. Russell.

Well, the story surrounds on a former teacher named Pat Solatano, whom was recently released on a mental institution due after having an restraining order from his ex-wife Nikki and spends his time with his parents home at Philadelphia while on a medication. But things gets a tad more challenging and different when he met a widowed and mysterious girl Tiffany, also having a problem of her own.

Silver Linings Playbook played an immense feat in giving a realistic tone for the romantic comedy genre. Not to sound gay, but I thought this movie was cute and very cheesy in a very good way. The final half of this movie was very well directed, giving a chance for all characters to shine on, including the character of Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver, which I didn't expect to have a bigger role.

Performances from all cast was outstanding. Jennifer Lawrence's Oscar-winning performance was without a doubt great and Bradley Cooper. Bradley Cooper was so, so good in this movie. He might not be good in most of the films he's been to, but my goodness, he was in complete character in this movie. His charisma and way of speaking really fits his performance.

The way this film was told had a little bit similarity between Russell's last film, The Fighter. I don't know, it might be the tone it sets upon or the location the story occurred. The score, also is pretty good actually. It sets the tone right and kinda catchy from what I think. I'm not going enough further as of now, the film is great. It was very romantic, humor and drama were well balanced. And some nice performances by all cast.

'Silver Linings Playbook' is one of the best romantic movie ever told. Looking more closely, it's much more of a family drama than it used to be. It's a feel good movie that you could watch over and over again, and never getting tired of it.

The geek rates it 8.2/10. My next review is Oz the Great and Powerful, coming very soon.

Silver Linings Playbook is rated R-13 and I believe still is playing in some theaters.
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