Monday, January 14, 2013
Silver Linings Playbook by David O. Russell, 2012 (R)
with Bradley Cooper (The Words, Valentine's Day, Limitless), Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone, The Hunger Games, X-Men: First Class), Robert De Niro (Killer Elite, Limitless, Jackie Brown, Marvin's Room), Jacki Weaver (The Five-Year Engagement), Chris Tucker (Jackie Brown), Julia Stiles (Save the last Dance), John Ortiz (American Gangster), Shea Whigham (Take Shelter)...
From the director of The Fighter
Duration: 122 minutes
After a four-year stay in a psychiatric institution, former teacher Pat Peoples has no choice but to move back in with his mother. While he's trying in vain to reunite with his wife, Pat meets another woman fated to change his life.
Nominated for the Oscars 2013 for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actress in a Leading Role (WON), Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Film Editing, Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Another Golden Globe winner, with again the great Jennifer Lawrence. Although I really believe the magic of this movie is because of the chemistry, strange one, between Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. And perhaps throughout the cast. The movie is so much about family, friends, the small community, and everyone is part of it in a beautiful way, very human (In a way similar to his previous film The Fighter). The movie besides is an absolute pleasure to watch because it is funny, to the edge of course, and unpredictable, because most of the characters of the movie are unpredictable. Perhaps too loud at times, this movie is a mess of emotion and humanity. Now I want to watch it all over again...