Silver Linings Playbook: We all go a little mad sometimes

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Silver Linings Playbook blurbs

Directed by: David O. Russell
Written by: David O. Russell; based on the novel by Matthew Quick
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, John Ortiz, Julia Stiles, Shea Whigham, Chris Tucker

Look, I don’t know if it’s because quite some time has passed since I saw the film, or if I’m just a bit tired or if it’s writer’s block but I have no idea what to write about this film. I just know that, despite it being difficult to watch sometimes, I loved it. The writing is superb and so is the acting. Robert De Niro makes a great comeback after years of thankless roles in mostly awful films. Jennifer Lawrence keeps proving why she’s the best actress of her generation and why she’ll go on to become one of the all-time greats. But the biggest surprise was Bradley Cooper. He had shown talent before, of course, but he’s just brilliant in SLP. My favorite 2012 performance so far.