Silver Linings Playbook Reviews
Yet, I mustered through it, and I'm glad I did. I can't say the movie changed me. It didn't provide me with a vastly new outlook on my disease or my life. However, it was refreshing to see a sensitive and well-made representation of something I and millions of other Americans have to go through each day. In some ways the movie was like a little therapy. And sometimes, when you feel trapped by such a lonely and personal plight, it's nice to know that out there somewhere, there is someone who understands. And sometimes that's all you need.
This is a rare film that stands out amongst the others in originality of intent and purpose. Pat and Tiffany are recovering emotionalholics, both recovering from great relationship traumas. But in their recovery, in their toughness and honesty, they find a connection in that both being laid emotionally raw and open, neither are looking to hide anything or belittle honest feelings. And it is in this complete, unedited honesty, both having come through great emotional hell, they find that healing can only be found in honouring a commitment to truth.
The couple grows as they overcome and move past the pain of their pasts, helping each other to do so. Sure, it's a Hollywood film, and would such problematic characters come together so quickly in real life? Well, no, but Hollywood only has a couple of hours to convey the arc of the narrative, so all things considered, we'll let the time issue pass.
Overall a very satisfying, fun, funny, quirky and aggressive romance, but certainly one full of hope and healing made real or that which can only come of the deepest despair life provides for such occasions. Way beyond serviceable.