Jeff's Review of Silver Linings Playbook
Silver Linings Playbook(2012)
While rom-coms are known for their Hollywood endings, there are clear differences between the Kathryn Heigl nightmares versus something like, say, "When Harry Met Sally." Even WHMS' writer, Nora Ephron hit it out of the park, but followed it up with moderate snoozers like "My Blue Heaven." "Silver Linings Playbook" is an absolutely perfect film, not to mention a perfect rom-com. The characters are complex and flawed, and perfectly played by their respective actors. The dialogue is consistent, nonstop and natural. The story is tragic in inception, but ends sweetly and hopeful. I couldn't have loved this movie more. One of the best of 2012.