I went to go see Silver Linings Playbook the other night. I have heard so much about it and I finally found some time to go get lost in it. It’s a really really cool movie. It’s sweet and funny and sad and even though the storyline is something that you have seen time and time again, it’s the people that act in it that truly make it enjoyable. I seriously loved every second if it – you know I like a movie when I’m bum-jumping up and down in my seat during certain parts and clapping/squealing quietly to myself, I did both these things on more than one occasion.
The characters in the movie were awesomely thought out, their quirks, their mannerisms and the way they deal with the task of getting through every day life. I loved the main character Pat’s (Bradley Cooper) mom, she was so sweet and so sincere, every time I looked at her I had to fight back tears. Bradley Cooper was so good in this movie, I’m used to seeing him play the good looking guy in every film he’s been in, the guy with the good head of hair that gets into weird situations with his friends and a monkey and then that is that, but in this movie he was so much more than just a nice face to look at. He embodied his character so well, you totally believed his looniness and sadness, he was amazing in this film and I really hope he plays more characters like this in the future. The main girl Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) was also really really good. In the film she’s been through a tough time in her life, this is portrayed in quite a funny way (which was a nice change) and we get to go along with her as she tries to deal with the darkness that surrounds her and the thought of finding new love.
Another person who I haven’t seen in ages and who plays in this movie is Chris Tucker, do you remember him as the screaming flamboyant black guy in the Rush Hour movies? He may have a small part in Silver Linings Playbook, but he is one of the best characters. So funny in such a understated way.
This movie is so nice, I was sad when it was over, I actually wanted to watch it again right then. It’s well written, well shot, well acted and even the soundtrack is great. So if you are looking for something to go get lost in for 122 minutes, go see this film. The end.