Synopsis: After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
Release Date: November 21, 2012
Thoughts: Director David O. Russell has been a mixed bag for me. I greatly enjoyed his work with The Fighter and Flirting with Disaster but can’t get over the nightmare that was I Heart Huckabees. I know it was a polarizing film but I still look back at that film with disdain – it was the closest I’ve ever come to leaving a film.
Anyway…Russell’s first film since The Fighter is this drama starring two actors dwelling at the top of Hollywood’s current “It” list. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence both have balanced their careers with popular fare while still going after indie cred. With Silver Linings Playbook they may have found a happy medium. Bringing along heavyweight Robert DeNiro can’t be a bad thing either…though DeNiro’s choices as of late haven’t exactly seemed artistic in nature. Surely its November release date is a sign that there are some hopeful award worthy performances…that is if Russell can continue his winning streak.