Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) has problems, and after being released from a mental institution in Baltimore, he goes back to Philadelphia to live with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and Eagles obsessed father (Paul De Niro) and to figure out his life. His goal is to find the silver linings in life and to win back his wife, Nikki (Brea Bee). But things become a bit complicated after he meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) who has her own problems to work through.
After a night to think over this movie, I have to admit that I’m still not quite sure what to think about The Silver Linings Playbook. Don’t get me wrong, it was a good movie. However, I felt that it was a bit slow. I also felt that they should have done more with it than they did. There is a lot more I wish I saw between the characters, such as more about the dancing stint. I also think they should have had explained more about what was going on in football. Yes, it sounds strange, but football plays a big part in the movie and Pat’s father compares Pat to Deshawn Jackson, but as someone who doesn’t know football I didn’t really get the reference.
I also didn’t feel like it was as funny as they were advertising it to be. The comedy comes in to lighten the serious situation of Pat and Tiffany’s mental problems, which is fine, but at the same time I wouldn’t want people taking the situation too light because there are people in the world like Pat and Tiffany and it’d be a shame if their lives were then compared to a comedy. But, I could be totally taking this the wrong way.
I originally didn’t like the movie very much, but after thinking it over, I do think that the actors did a great job and the directing was well done as well. There were a few flaws in the script, but flaws that are easily looked over and probably only something that I would point out in the end.