James' Review of Silver Linings Playbook
Silver Linings Playbook(2012)
What a dazzling surprise! A high-concept script that goes to places you never see coming. Hilarious and heartbreaking performances by the magnificent Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence who are both sure to win accolades this season. Cooper proves that he can deliver much more depth than "The Hangover," and Ms. Lawrence does much heavy lifting for such a youthful thespian. Bravo to both of them, AND to writer/director David O. Russell. He's sure to win well-deserved accolades too. There was publicity earlier about Mark Wahlberg's disappointment at not being cast in this film, but I'm really glad that Mr. Russell reached for Cooper instead. One of the year's Ten Best!