Movie Review - Silver Linings Playbook (in theaters now)

Silver Linings Playbook playing in theaters now.

A well directed, well acted film that keeps your interest from start to finish. -- Robin Dorner, The Gayly

Not your average predictable romantic comedy. There are unexpected twists that set this film apart from the pack. - Ken Townsend, The Gayly


A great performance by Bradley Cooper as a man who’s recovering from a mental breakdown and an equally fantastic performance by Hunger Games Jennifer Lawrence elevate this film to must see status. Robert DeNiro and Five-Year Engagement’s Jacki Weaver are perfect as the parents of Pat.  Anyone with family in Philadelphia (Philly) will know what I’m talking about.  A highly enjoyable film for the holidays.

Film synopsis: Life doesn't always go according to plan. Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything -- his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) after spending eight months is a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat's parents want is for him to get back on his feet-and to share their family's obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives.