Silver Linings Playbook starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence is about Pat (Cooper), a man who just gets released from a mental hospital after beating up a man who was having an affair with Pat's wife. Pat has bipolar disorder and throughout the movie, he is trying to get metally healthier while also believing there is some hope left of his marriage. However, when Tiffany (Lawrence) comes along and meets Pat, who is mentally unstable as he is, everything changes.
This movie focuses on mental health, love, and family. I really enjoyed this story and I don't think it was just about two people falling in love, but we saw Pat's relationship with his father (Robert DeNiro) and with other people like his therapist and friends. Cooper and Lawrence did a great job in portraying these characters. They didn't play stereotypical mentally ill characters -- they played realistic characters trying to get by every day with their mental illness. I recommend watching this movie and what I love even more about it is how it takes place in Philadelphia, which definitely worked for this movie.
Reviewed by Lauren G on Nov 25, 2020
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