I went into this film knowing nothing of the plot and am entirely glad I did so. Its portrayal of various mental disorders was raw and disorienting in the best possible way. Bradley Cooper's performance as a troubled yet incredibly enthusiastic man struggling with bipolar disorder was both heartbreaking and hysterical. That goes without saying Jennifer Lawrence gave one of the greatest performances of her career. You could feel her emotion emanating from the screen and it was phenomenal. This movie deserves every Best Picture nom it receives.