Silver Linings Playbook movie review

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Based off of the book of the same name, Silver Linings Playbook is my all time favorite movies, and one of the few movies that has ever hit me on a deep and emotional level. Silver Linings stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, both who agreed to do this for very little money because they loved it so much. Silver linings follows Pat (Bradley Cooper), and Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence). Both have multiple severe mental illnesses, and are at a constant struggle every single day. Pat, after having a break down from his wife cheating on him went to a psych ward. The movie starts as soon as he is released, having a new outlook on life and a singular goal… To get back his wife and find a silver lining to everything. Enter Tiffany. Tiffany recently lost her husband in a car accident she blames her self for, and lost her job for “sleeping with everyone in the office”. Tiffany agrees to send letters from Pat to his Ex if he helps her win a dance competition… To me this movie is brilliant. It takes mental illnesses, and people who have suffered tragedies and makes a beautiful, and very real, love story with characters most films are afraid to use. I understand their are a few scenes that make people uncomfortable, but those are all very real and you are uncomfortable because of that… Silver linings also features a couple big names, that really add to the movie, including Robert De Niro and Chris Tucker. De Niro takes a role you wouldn’t expect him to ever play in this and nails it, escalating the movie even more. Tucker has a small role, but brings life to the few scenes he is in… In the end Silver Linings, though unconventional and difficult to watch at times, is a very real and beautiful movie. I highly recommend it.

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