Silver Linings Playbook details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Chris Tucker, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro|
|Director:||David O. Russell|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
|Collections:||April - Comedy, Romances|
Silver Linings Playbook
|Run time:||2 hours 2 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Apr 2013|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
David O. Russell follows up The Fighter with the equally brilliant Silver Linings Playbook.
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Not quite gold but worth silverBy blackpolekev (248 reviews) from blackpole , 30 Nov 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]Having just been released from a mental institution into the custody of his long suffering parents, Pat (Bradley Cooper) is initially such an irritating guy that I was actually hoping he would be returned there. Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) is equally annoying so when they meet it's clear they deserve each other. This is a story which gradually grows on you so that by the end I was rooting for Pat to succeed, not just in the dance contest which would either make or break his father, but in his relationship with Tiffany. Fine performances all round and an above average script make this so much more than a typical rom-com, and a pleasant surprise.
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Not a good night in...By korkyclown (2 reviews) from axminster , 27 Oct 2013This really struggled to engage from the very start. dreary film with dreary characters. The song of whingeing Americans is enough to make turn this off and go back to watching X-Factor!!!!!
feel good dramaBy a customer , 20 Oct 2013Definately a drama rather than a comedy, however does have its moments - how two people with social issues get it together. Watchable, irritating in places but generally a feel good 'end of prom' type film
Irritating film on many levelsBy LinaR (8 reviews) , 16 Oct 2013I was surprised by how much I hated this film by the end. The characters played by Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence were unlikeable, selfish characters who had little regard for anyone but their own dramas - aided by their supportive, but ultimately very indulgent families. Cooper's character's not so bad, but Lawrence's one is a complete smart alec/drama queen type. They're meant to be quirky and so are allowed to get away with their rude behaviour because he has bipolar and she's suffering from manic depression. It just didn't ring true and only romanticised these conditions. Looking at the lives of these characters, it's hard to understand/believe why they are mentally unwell. I've seen Lawrence in other films and find her acting limited. Very surprised she won the Oscar for this performance. Very disappointing.
There's not much silver in these hillsBy Strummer101 (22 reviews) , 16 Oct 2013Like many highly praised contemporary dramas, this is a slight, dramatically false story which is made watchable by great performances; in other words, the pleasure here is gained from watching accomplished actors doing their best with, and thus elevating, mediocre material. Perhaps the dearth of satisfying adult dramas that are unique and truly emotionally resonant explains the accolades that have been heaped on this so so film.
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NEARLY GREATBy DEAFLESS (26 reviews) , 14 Oct 2013FIRSTLY , SOME REVIEWERS ARE UNDER THE IMPRESSION THIS IS A COMEDY . IT IS NOT . IT IS AN INSIGHT INTO HOW LOVE OR COMPULSION CAN DEVELOP INTO MENTAL INSTABILITY . THE CAST ARE WELL DEVELOPED . THE STRAYING WIFE IS NOT THE PICK OF THREE SISTERS , BUT THE YOUNGEST AFFECTED BY TRADGEDY IS THE PICK . TWO DAMAGED LIFES BROUGHT TOGETHER . NICE AND MOVING , PITY REAL LIFE IS NOT SO SIMPLE. WOULD HAVE BEEN FIVE STAR , EXCEPT , SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL IS THE FULL PACKAGE.