Silver Linings Playbook

Posted by james on July 25, 2013

(post.rating: 8)

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I'd heard all the buzz before I knew anything about this movie. I finally got around to seeing it once things died down. I think I expected a heavy drama, lots of emotional conflict & fights, some tear jerking heart warming, and some indie-style bokeh shots. It's easy to skip this one in lieu of an easy action movie most of the time.

It did hit everything on that list, and yet I wasn't really prepared for how good this movie was. It's amazing. I can't say enough about it. It shows so much about the two leads; they're really what pulls this off. But then again, there are so many things right in this movie (overall plot, feel, dialog, characters, the slow pace, the (not quite) subtlety).

Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence - who knew. Cooper I'd seen in some comedies, I wouldn't have thought he could pull this off. He does. And Lawrence - I know she's done some serious roles (Winter's Bone) but I haven't seen them yet. I've mostly seen more action ones (Hunger Games, X-men). But this really cements both in my mind as amazing actors.

Good job guys.