Silver Linings Playbook (2012)



Critic Consensus: Silver Linings Playbook walks a tricky thematic tightrope, but David O. Russell's sensitive direction and some sharp work from a talented cast gives it true balance.

Movie Info

Life doesn't always go according to plan. Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything -- his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) after spending eight months is a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat's parents want is for him to get back on his feet-and to … More

Rating: R (for language and some sexual content/nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Matthew M. Quick, David O. Russell
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 30, 2013
Box Office: $132.1M
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as Dr. Patel's Wife

as Jake's Fiancée
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Critic Reviews for Silver Linings Playbook

All Critics (228) | Top Critics (51)

Wouldn't it be great if mental illness really was as adorable as it is in the movies?

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

"Silver Linings Playbook" makes comic hay from bipolar illness, early death, sexual adventurism, self-improvement binges, football fanaticism, degenerate gambling and father-son estrangement, as one would expect from latter-day Russell movies.

Full Review… | April 16, 2014

But Silver Linings Playbook never induces a roll of the eyes, even if it never really surprises.

Full Review… | November 5, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

In an age when the concept of comedies about possible kinships between characters is dominated by sugary devices and contrivance, here at last is a movie about real situations, real people and the natural experiences that evolve from them.

Full Review… | August 1, 2013

A unique dramedy that stands heads and shoulders above most romantic films.

Full Review… | June 30, 2013
John Hanlon Reviews

A wild mess, but what a mess it is.

Full Review… | June 23, 2013

Audience Reviews for Silver Linings Playbook

Not gonna lie, my expectations for this film were not particularly high, despite of the numerous awards it received. But, boy, is this a fun ride. That's mostly thanks to the hilarious writing and outstanding acting. Especially Lawrence and Cooper fill their roles with so much life you can't help but fall for the mentally ill couple. I never would have thought a film about football, depression and dancing could be this engaging and easy-going, despite of the serious undertones. How Russell manages to turn that into a romantic comedy without the audience even noticing is a little wonder. A highly entertaining one.

Jens S.

Super Reviewer

There is a silver lining to the rubbish movies i have been subjected to recently! This movie is beautifully sweet and funny, with amazing performances from everyone involved. Lawrence is fast moving to becoming the go to actress with exceptional talent that seems to only appear once every 50 years!

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer


I just do not see what all the fuss was about.

Thomas Johnston

Super Reviewer

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