Silver Linings Playbook

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The Weinstein Company Released 2012

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Director:
David O. Russell
Released:
2012
Rating:
R

Pat Solatano returns home to the Philly suburbs after an eight month stint at a mental hospital,determinedto win back the affection of his estranged wife. At an awkward reunion dinner at his best friend's house, Pat meets Tiffany, the grieving widow of a local policeman who died in a car accident. Tiffany offers to help Pat him around his wife's restraining order to get in touch with her in exchange for Pat joining her as a dance partner for an upcoming competition. Pat balances his dance practice w/ therapy sessions as he adjusts to living at home again with his parents, including his Philadelphia Eagles obsessed bookie father.

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  • 100

    The Playlist Kevin Jagernauth

    An enormously entertaining, crowd-pleasing winner from the director whose comedic edge has never been sharper.

  • 90

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Cheerfully yet poignantly exposing the struggles, anxieties, disorders and obsessions of ordinary people, this is a film as odd as it is charming.

  • 75

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Lawrence and Cooper have electric chemistry, and the director pulls off one of the most satisfying romantic Hollywood endings seen in years.

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    • The film takes place in 2008 and references real results from that year's Philadelphia Eagles season, including the decisive 44-6 thumping of the Dallas Cowboys in the last game of the season (which sent the Eagles to the playoffs). Jennifer Lawrence's character also reference the Phillies 2008 World Series title that same fall.

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Comedy, Drama