Bradley Cooper (as Pat) has just spent 8 months in a local mental institution. He comes home with the promise of attending therapy on a regular basis, but, he refuses to take his medication. This refusal results in several very uncomfortable blow-ups which graphically show the trials and tribulations of living with mental illness. Cooper is amazing.
The two hook up to practice for a dance contest. The dancing, and Lawrence, help Cooper let go of his desire to get back together with his cheating wife (she is the reason he snapped).
“Silver Linings Playbook” won several Golden Globe awards, and is nominated for several Oscars, including Best Picture. The cast is terrific. Cooper and Lawrence, as I mentioned above, as well as Robert DeNiro (would you expect anything different from him?, as Pat Sr.), Jackie Weaver (as Dolores) and Chris Walker (as Pat’s friend, Danny). Lots of f-words, and the portrayals of the realities of mental illness are strikingly realistic. Not for kids, but, teens and adults would like it.
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