Review: SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

By Renee’ Collins

Rating: 4 (out of 5 Reels)

All I kept hearing from my movie going buddies was how good this film is, so I definitely made a point to go and see the sneak preview.  I have enjoyed past performances by Bradley Cooper, and had only seen Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games.  I believe their casting opposite each other in this film was a stroke of genius because work together wonderfully.  I would have to say this is my favorite role for both actors in any of the films in which I have seen them.

After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife who he previously caught cheating.  However, things get more challenging when he meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

Not only are the two main actors great in this film but at times Pat Senior (Robert De Niro) steals the show.  Chris Tucker also adds to the greatness of this film by adding some much need comic relief as Danny, one of Pat’s fellow mental institution inmates.  Cooper gives one of the most nuanced performances I have ever seen him attempt and he definitely pulls it off.

Although this film is wonderfully written, acted and made I see no reason to go to the movie theater to see it.  I don’t like saying that because if not enough people see it in the theaters then films like this might not get made but I am just being honest.  This one is definitely a rental.

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