Silver Linings Playbook directed by David O. Russell, features Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Nero, and Jackie Weaver are cast as a dysfunctional family dealing with a family member with bipolar issues.
A quirky movie about a man and a woman who have significant mental health issues that live with their parents in the same neighborhood. They become connected after Tiffany's sister invites Pat Solitano to dinner. Tiffany becomes asphyxiated on Solitano during his initial efforts to reject her to pursue his estranged wife who previously filed a restraining order against him.
Tiffany stalks and manipulates Solitano to force him to spend time with her the promise that she will fulfill his requests to communicate with his wife if he will enter a ballroom dance contest.
Solitano's father is a bookie who becomes convinced that Tiffany is bad luck and is the reason for his Philadelphia Eagles losses.
The interesting thing about this movie is that it gives an insight to the complications families face with family members who suffer from psychotic episodes.
Jennifer Lawrence plays the part of Tiffany a twisted manipulative widow. She is very convincing in her relentless and often exhausting efforts to gain attention from her co-star.
Bradley Cooper is Pat Solitano who caught his wife having an affair and snapped which landed him in a mentally ill facility for 5 months. After losing his job and his wife he is released to return to his parents' home under strict conditions. Things turn upside down when he has reoccurring flashbacks of the pivotal incident.
Silver Lining Playbook is produced by the Weinstein Company.
Golden Glob Award Winner Jennifer Lawrence for Best Actress
Nominated for eight Best Picture Awards, Best Director David O. Russell, Best Actor Bradley Cooper, and Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence.
This is a must see movie for any rainy day cure of boredom.