Silver Linings Playbook

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By on November 14, 2012

Category: Comedy
All Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release Year: 2012
Country: USA
Runtime: 122
Rating: 8 (86195)
Languages: English
Director: David O. Russell
Sound: Datasat, Dolby Digital

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  • Writing by: David O. Russell – (screenplay)
    Matthew Quick – (novel "The Silver Linings Playbook")

    Produced by: Bruce Cohen – producer
    Bradley Cooper – executive producer
    Donna Gigliotti – producer
    Jonathan Gordon – producer
    Mark Kamine – co-producer
    George Parra – executive producer
    Michelle Raimo – executive producer
    Bob Weinstein – executive producer
    Harvey Weinstein – executive producer

    Cast: Bradley Cooper – Pat
    Jennifer Lawrence – Tiffany
    Robert De Niro – Pat Sr.
    Jacki Weaver – Dolores
    Chris Tucker – Danny
    Anupam Kher – Dr. Cliff Patel
    John Ortiz – Ronnie
    Shea Whigham – Jake
    Julia Stiles – Veronica
    Paul Herman – Randy
    Dash Mihok – Officer Keogh

    Music: Danny Elfman
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    Plot: Against medical advice and without the knowledge of her husband Pat Solatano Sr., caring Dolores Solatano discharges her adult son, Pat Solatano Jr., from a Maryland mental health institution after his minimum eight month court ordered stint. The condition of the release includes Pat Jr. moving back in with his parents in their Philadelphia home. Although Pat Jr.'s institutionalization was due to him beating up the lover of his wife Nikki, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Nikki has since left him and has received a restraining order against him. Although he is on medication (which he doesn't take because of the way it makes him feel) and has mandatory therapy sessions, Pat Jr. feels like he can manage on the outside solely by healthy living and looking for the "silver linings" in his life. His goals are to get his old job back as a substitute teacher, but more importantly reunite with Nikki. He finds there are certain instances where he doesn't cope well, however no less so than some others who have never been institutionalized, such as his Philadelphia Eagles obsessed OCD father who has resorted to being a bookie to earn a living, his best friend Ronnie who quietly seethes over the control wielded by his wife Veronica, and Veronica's widowed sister, Tiffany Maxwell, a recovering sex addict. In their fragile mental states, Pat Jr. and Tiffany embark on a love/hate friendship based primarily on what help the other can provide in achieving their individual goals. But they may reevaluate their goals as their relationship progresses.

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