Movie Review ~ Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper
Robert De Niro & Jackie Weaver

After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

I saw this movie on Sunday afternoon and absolutely loved it.  I wasn't sure if I wanted to see it, but once I saw how many Oscar nominations it received, I knew that it wasn't a movie to miss.

Oscar Nominations Silver Linings Playbook has received:
Best Picture
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Directing
Film Editing
Writing - Adapted Screenplay

This is one of the first movies to get nominated for all of the major awards!

It really was a fantastic movie.  Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence did an amazing job and gave an authentic performance. He plays a young man named Pat who has just been released from court ordered mental hospital.  He was put in a mental hospital because he beat the crap out of his soon-to-be ex-wife's lover.  After 8 months he is released into the custody of his mother and father.  He soon meets a young girl, Tiffany, who seems to have just as many problems as he does.  Tiffany used to be a bit of a slut, but she fell in love with a boy named Tommy and settled down.  Well, Tommy can to an unfortunate death, leaving Tiffany to mourn in a way she really didn't handle well.  Together, Patrick and Tiffany come to grips with reality in a way that no one expects.

I really loved this movie.  I found every bit of it relevant and wonderful.  Not everything in life happens the way you think it will.  From court appointed therapy to a crazy Eagles fan father, it really does deserve every nomination it has received.

I definitely recommend seeing this movie.