Wednesday, May 29, 2013

#7) Silver Linings Playbook

It's been a while since my last entry about AARP's Best Movies.  This movie is the BEST INTERGENERATIONAL MOVIE.

Silver Linings Playbook
After a four-year stay in a psychiatric institution, former teacher Pat Peoples has no choice but to move back in with his parents. While he's trying in vain to reunite with his wife, Pat meets another woman fated to change his life.

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Julia Stiles, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham

Director:David O. Russell

This is an xcellent film in depicting mental illnesses' effect on families and on society in general. There are many wounded characters here, but due to a emotional script and heartfelt performances, this film is far from depressing, but is joyful and hopeful in its conclusion. I gave it 3 stars.

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