Silver Linings Playbook

I don’t think I have been to the movies since the first Iron Man came out.  I’m not sure if that’s exactly true, but it’s not far off.  Sometimes I feel so out of touch, watching kids’ programming all the time.

So this past Friday night my husband and I decided it was time for movie night.  We didn’t go to the movies, but borrowed one from my parents.  Good enough for me!  I have been really wanting to see Silver Linings Playbook starring Bradley Cooper and the girl from Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence (who I think is amazing and so pretty and pretty darn hilarious).

silver linings playbookI have heard very mixed reviews on this movie and was worried (as if I need something else to worry about) about the portrayal of a bipolar person.

I. Loved. It.  And so did my husband.  It was so honest and real and accurate.  I love how it wasn’t really “Hollywooded-up” or glamorized.  It was real.  It was authentic.  It was so good.  If you’re bipolar or love someone who is, you should watch it.  If you don’t have bipolar disorder, or don’t know someone who is, you should also watch it.

I loved how it ended.  So good.  Don’t worry, I’m not going to spoil it for those who haven’t watched it.

I read an article about the creator of Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell, and learned he wanted to make the movie because he has a son who is bipolar.  His son actually has a cameo in the movie, which I thought was a hilarious character.  He plays the neighbor boy who comes to the front door of Bradley Cooper’s parents house (his father is played by Robert De Niro) and wants to film him because he’s bipolar for a school report on mental illness, and De Niro chases him down the street in his pajamas.  Good stuff!  My husband and I would have been cracking up at that, had the other parts in the movie at that point not been so intense.

I’m curious to hear other people’s perspectives and opinions on the movie, please tell me in comments.  I already had some feedback on my Facebook page with a wide range of views!  Check it out here.

Highly recommended,

Five stars,

Two thumbs up,

Mrs Bipolarity

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