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Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Silver Linings Playbook - On-Demand

I decided to watch Silver Linings Playbook at the weekend. I wanted to see what all of the fuss was about after Jennifer Lawrence won the Oscar for Best Actress for her role as Tiffany.  Well, it was hugely enjoyable!

Very quirky with some funny moments, Silver Linings Playbook follows the relationship between Pat (Bradley Cooper), just released from a mental institution and Tiffany, a young, newly-widowed woman with problems of her own. The on-screen chemistry is great between Pat and Tiffany and as a viewer you really root for their characters, warts and all.

Lawrence and Cooper are surrounded by an all-star cast which takes the pressure off somewhat but also adds some hugely enjoyable characters.  Robert De Niro plays Pat's neurotic Dad, a bookmaker and Philadelphia Eagles fan, Julia Stiles makes an appearance as Tiffany's suffocating Sister and Jacki Weaver plays Pat's long-suffering Mum.  In fact, all of the supporting characters also have some form of mental quirk which is a central tenet of the film.

I'm also a fan of American Football which really helps with this movie as a decent chunk of it is spent discussing football, arguing over football or fighting over football!  This could potentially put off those who hate the sport but I know many people who managed just fine.

I'll leave it there so as not give away the ending (no spoilers!). Of course, you can find it for yourself on Tank Top Movies.  Happy viewing!