This reminds me a lot of David O. Russell's last film, The Fighter, which was also very plain and tedious, and you get no connection from the lead characters. You don't really care.
Half way through I thought about turning it off and finishing it an other time, but I managed to pull through the extra hour and it did get better luckily.
I don't understand all the hype surrounding Jennifer and Bradly in this movie. The best acting came from The Great Robert De Niro. I'm not saying they were bad or anything, but I just couldn't connect with them or believe them in any kind of way. I'm guessing this comes down to the awkward dialog and writing.
There were a few funny scenes, but all in all it was pretty boring and uneventful. It's a decent movie, but nothing to go crazy over which a lot of people are doing.
This movie cost me a lot but I still think that it's worthy!
Silver Linings Playbook was crazy good, huehuehue. Bradley Cooper was absolutely incredible in it, by far his best performance to date. I'm still not a fan of Jennifer Lawrence and she definitely didn't deserve an Oscar for this, but there were good supporting performances by everybody else. David O. Russell likes to focus more on characters rather than plot – which is fine – but in this case it meant the movie was predictable; I guess that's still better than the mess that was American Hustle however. Also gambling is bad, yo.
Stunningly accurate look at the bipolar life.
Funny and dramatic movie at the same time. I was impressed with J. Lawrence's versatility.