Silver Linings Playbook Reviews
There's very little beneath the surface in "Silver Lining's Playbook." Almost every emotion is said out loud, and the depiction of the mental illnesses some of the characters face was entirely dependent on whether or not the plot needed something to move it along. It's almost as if no such issues existed once the characters were supposed to be likeable again. And even at peak "crazy" it just felt like watching actors try to out-act each other.
After those first thirty minutes, the story feels desperate. Almost like a school play where everyone forgot their lines. Plot points are pulled out of nowhere, and then they're stretched far farther than any ever should be. And because the characters seem like actors, there's no charm or relationship investment to keep the film afloat.
I think there's a good movie within "Silver Lining's Playbook." Maybe if forty minutes were shaved off the two hour runtime, so we could be left wanting more instead of wishing things would speed up or at least reassemble themselves. However, I don't know how the depiction of mental illness could be fixed. Perhaps if the screenplay was more specific than to just give us characters who are loud and irrational when the plot depends on it.
Would give 5 stars if not for the somewhat Hollywood Happy Ending that maybe didn't go with the tone of the rest of the movie.
When you dont see being on a team you make the players around you great. When we see that we are on the right paths, right narrow, divert all the negative energy we feel and only focus on the silver linings. When we only see our end zone goal to be in top shape, strengthen ourselves and the team around us, not risk being pulled out of the game by one bad move, or risk our teammates, when we need all this support when everything is alright, and we can begin again. When we see some support is harder to achieve when we need to perform. When we see we are only a one sport kind of guy to focus only on what we are good at, being good for only one person. When we see we need to go the distance for some goals to be met. When we see we are struck with some stroke of luck when our team gets stronger and now can perform better then we expected with a different perspective. When we see not every member of our team are players but fans when they are right by our side encouraging us and betting on the side (Pete Rose). When we see that what makes others good go to players when we see eye to eye on plays. When we see our goals are farther away then we thought we would reach when some odds are against us and we don't see a victory. When we see we have a lot riding in some games when the game is on and off the field that we must win. When we see we must follow by the book as it is called out and follow superstitions when they all work. When we see the the game as a whole, when our team is our state that we don't see was winning all along. When we see our hail mary pass for an early touch down is possible, but others see no chance when they rather intercept. When we see we don't have faith in our team and organization when we don't see ourselves winning. When we are trying to look for the signs to see what we can do when we see life is out of our control on one aspect and the other we see we have a chance we go all in. When we don't want to be seen in a light where we need to be cheated when or lead to believe we are winners or losers to see what is in our vary own eyes. When we need to see others whom we see are good for us and others whom drive us crazy to see we got a good thing going in the next season. When we see all we have worked for comes down to this one game to just cover the spread. When we see we don't play by others games but our own when it's must more positive. When the game is better shared with everyone on the team whom can make us see what we always could see a real championship team we can revisit every Sunday as a family.