Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama, Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - Nov 16, 2012 (USA - Limited), Nov 21, 2012 (USA)  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook stars Bradley Cooper as Pat, a bipolar man from Philadelphia who has spent the last eight months in a mental hospital. He was ordered there after a violent incident involving his wife and another man. Pat moves in with his father (Robert De Niro), a lifelong Eagles fans who has low-level OCD issues. Pat wants to get back together with his wife, even though there is a restraining order keeping him from contacting her. He soon befriends Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a depressed young woman who's mourning the death of her husband by engaging in compulsive sex with almost everyone she meets; she also knows his wife and offers to deliver a letter of his to her if he acts as her partner in a local dance competition. Silver Linings Playbook screened at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

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bonding [relationship], dance-contest, mental-illness, restraining-order, depression