Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook

By David O. Russell

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2012-11-21
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2h 2min
  • Director: David O. Russell
  • Production Company: The Weinstein Company
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 7,174 Ratings


Nominated for eight (8) Academy Awards, this acclaimed film broke stigmas for mood disorders in a raw, exuberant and ultimately triumphant story of misfit love, family and community. Set specifically in a Philadelphia neighborhood (based on Matthew Quick’s novel), Oscar-nominated Bradley Cooper surprised, moved, and captivated audiences in his portrayal of Pat Solatano, a man who returns from eight (8) months of enforced time in a mental hospital to put his life back together. Jennifer Lawrence dazzled — and won the 2012 Academy Award for Best Actress — as the tough and inspired neighborhood girl recovering from her own tragedies. She synchronized with gem performances by fellow Academy Award nominees Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver who created an emotional household unlike any other in film built upon this father's superstitious bookmaking on Philadelphia Eagles games. With a stellar cast rounded out by Chris Tucker, John Ortiz, Anupam Kehr, Shea Whigham, and Julia Stiles, the film was singled out by US Senators in Washington seeking parity for mental health treatment and services. The film is a surprising story as heartfelt as it is comedic and enchanting.




  • 5 Stars

    By yocojoyo89
    This movie is my favorite. It shows mental illness through comedy, moods, drama, trauma, romance, family, love, creativity...i could go on. I have bipolar 1 and can relate to Pat on almost every level with the exception that I am a woman. When I first watched it, it was entertaining, but then i watched it again and I could relate it to my life. Silver Linings is just what society needs because it delivers entertainment and it delivers the hard truths of navigating life with a mental illness. The creators did a great job of that. Everyone knows someone with mental illness. Its important that we fo a better job of understanding and relating. To this day I make comparisons and realizations about this movie and myself with my therapist. Silver Linings Playbook and the entire cast deserves nothing less than 5 stars.
  • Great Dramedy

    By Vincent_Vega_junkie
    Jennifer Lawerence is beautiful and funny as hell in this movie. The whole cast is hilarious in fact.
  • Love it more after a few views.

    By 18holliday92
    This movie was indeed great. I watched it a few times now and I fell in love with it. The first time I watched it, I was disturbed. I have since studied the movie as it played out and realized that I'm an idiot. The plot is very deep and subtle things in this movie come back to adhere things wonderfully. The love that exists throughout is intertwined with flaws that we all possess. I absolutely love this movie and I think if it's given a chance, more will as well.
  • Great movie

    By Oh311
    I’m a no emotions guy and this movie was great!
  • Fantastic

    By Edelika
    Awesome film, never thought it would be that good
  • Terrible Movie

    By UndeadPup
    Anyone who has ever dealt with REAL bipolar relationships knows how ridiculous this movie is.
  • Satisfying

    By sskg12345
    A perfect combination of everything.
  • Really bad

    By Ganetoldme6745
    Terrible movie , boring and super annoying
  • Pure Romantic Entertainment

    By BSerracin
    Hollywood somehow didn't ruin the story, the script, the acting and the direction. Just enough reality and characters that charm. Packaged with lots of good music. It's entertainment done very well. And if you like a couple or more people winning in life after lots of losing, so much the better. A few hours of "happiness".
  • If I could give it negative stars, I would

    By Simmose
    Hated it.