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R| 2 hr. 2 min.

Plot Summary
After losing his job and wife, and spending time in a mental institution, Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) winds up living with his parents (Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver). He wants to rebuild his life and reunite with his wife, but his parents would be happy if he just shared their obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles. Things get complicated when Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), who offers to help him reconnect with his wife, if he will do something very important for her in exchange.

Cast: Bradley Cooper , Jennifer Lawrence , Robert De Niro , Jacki Weaver , Chris Tucker , Anupam Kher , Julia Stiles , John Ortiz

Director: David O. Russell

Genres: Comedy drama, Romance

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Release Date: November 16th, 2012|2 hr. 2 min.

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  • Silver Linings Playbook is eager to sting instead of soothe. It's one of the year's best movies because Russell makes you laugh till it hurts. show more

  • As a movie about mental illness, Silver Linings Playbook is more lightweight than lighthearted. But thanks to Lawrence, it does one good thing most movies don't do. It actually gets better as it goes along. show more

  • Silver Linings is consistently entertaining, with its scrappy, well-drawn characters, offbeat humor and indefatigable positive outlook. show more

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  • March 02, 2014 eskyesq
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    Strictly Hollywood dreck. Nice unoriginal concept. Poor execution. Inconsistent tone. No character development. Usual cliche ending. None of the pieces fit. In other words, dreck.

  • September 13, 2013 bcuk44
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    In a country where so many are medicated I\'m surprised the box office wasn\'t through the roof. Maybe it was too true?

  • August 02, 2013 bn00000000158696
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    Amazing movie! Must see!

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Jennifer Lawrence's 'Silver Linings Playbook' Audition Involved Lots of Mascara and a Spider Death

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Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Jennifer Lawrence has a spider to thank for her Oscar -- at least, that's according to director David O. Russell, who revealed that an altercation between Lawrence...

Anne Hathaway Was Supposed to Star in 'Silver Linings Playbook,' Not Jennifer Lawrence

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Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Cedars-Sinai Women's Cancer Program Jennifer Lawrence almost didn't win the Best Actress Oscar for "Silver Linings Playbook" -- because another Oscar-winning actress...

What is 'Silver Linings Playbook'? Oscar Nominee Guide 2013

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Jessie Heyman on Jan 31st, 2013 1:42PM

"Silver Linings Playbook"Nominated For: Best Picture, Best Director (David O. Russell), Best Actor (Bradley Cooper), Best Supporting Actor (Robert De Niro), Best Supporting Actress (Jacki Weaver),...

David O'Russell On Directing 'Silver Linings Playbook,' And The Genre-Less Movie (VIDEO)

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Despite some early casting issues and legal scrapes, director David O'Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" is premiering to rave reviews and potential Oscar buzz.The chemistry of lead actors Bradley...

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