Academy Award Winner! Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence!
Nominated for EIGHT major Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay! There’s a good reason why SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK also won the Toronto Film Festival Audience Award, which in previous years has gone to the likes of SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, THE ARTIST and THE KING’S SPEECH. “Damaged goods, that’s Tiffany and Pat. He’s a bipolar teacher just out of eight months in a state loony bin. She’s a young widow, overcompensating for the death of her cop husband by f***ing, well, anyone. They’re manic energy unleashed. But as played with go-for-broke intensity, humor and raw feeling by Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, they’re deranged romantics you can’t help rooting for. Director David O. Russell, (SPANKING THE MONKEY, FLIRTING WITH DISASTER, THREE KINGS, I HEART HUCKABEES, THE FIGHTER) is eager to sting instead of soothe. It’s one of the year’s best movies because Russell makes you laugh till it hurts. Trouble starts when Pat’s peacemaker mom, Dolores (Jacki Weaver, wonderful as the film’s sole contact with sanity), picks him up at the clinic. Then Pat is imprisoned back in his family home, ruled by Pat Sr. (Robert De Niro), a sports bookie so obsessed with the Philadelphia Eagles that it’s his only means of communication. De Niro, getting a rare chance to grapple with a role worthy of his talents, is sensational. SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK raises the bar on romantic comedy. It’s crazy good.”—Peter Travers, Rolling Stone. R. 120 Min.
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