After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
After his release from a psychiatric unit in 'baltimore' 'Pat Solatono' (Bradley Cooper) has to come to terms with life's reality's, his wife has moved away, he has no job and no home, finding himself living at home with his parents. 'Pat' has problems controlling his temperament, the slightest ripple can trigger melt-down. A friend introduces him to 'Tiffany'(Jennifer Lawrence) an attractive young lady with problems of her own, along with plenty of attitude. 'Tiffany' soon picks up on 'Pat's' remaining hang-up for his wife and offers him a deal to reconnect contact for him if he agrees to partner her for a dance contest. There is an obvious attraction between the two but both have volatile personality's, can they overcome past history to nurture the obvious chemistry that exists between them. 'pat's' father an avid 'Philadelphia eagles' fan places a duel bet on his team and the score 'tiffany' and 'pat' achieve in the dance contest. great cast list, enjoyable watch.....simply a nice film.
I adore this film. So funny and dramatic at the same time and provides a fascinating insight into the lives of eople with the problems they share (I'm being vague to avoid spoilers!) Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper are superb. I can't imagine it with Anne Hathway and Mark Wahlberg as the leads - they were originally cast.
Deals with mental illness sympathetically and with humour. The chemistry between the two is electric and makes it a wonderful story to watch unfold. I adore his family and how much they love him. A lovely ,Ovid for the collection
When you watch a film that is hyped particularly because of Oscar wins it can be disappointing. But Silver Linings Playbook lives up. Cooper and Lawrence both give fantastic performances. It isn't you average rom com and has a real emotional element to it that made it interesting to watch. Would recommend