Silver Linings Playbook: Movie Review

Silver Linings Playbook was an unexpected pleasure. My mom really wanted to see it. I was interested, but not nearly as motivated as her.

But we went.

And I LOVED it.

Bradley Cooper turned out one of his best performances ever. He was so deep in character I forgot he was Bradley Cooper. It’s so rare to see actors actually well acting. And Jennifer Lawrence. That woman can act her butt off.

The supporting cast were riveting and the perfect foil to Cooper and Lawrence. Robert DeNiro was AMAZING. The father-son dynamic and the father-mother-son dynamic were so intricate. It was like slipping inside your neighbor’s house and watching their family interact.

The clip gives you an idea of the story. It’s a character-driven, messy story filled with broken moments. But it was terrifically real.

My mom and I laughed dozens of times. There is something beautiful and tragic and heartwarming in these characters and their struggles. I loved ever second of the movie. In fact, I’d go see it again and again.

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25 Responses to Silver Linings Playbook: Movie Review

  1. Lyra Selene says:

    I really want to see this movie, and now this makes me want to see it more! Great review.

    • Thanks Lyra. It was one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time. Phenomenal acting where you forgot these were actors and swore they were the characters they were playing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Carrie Rubin says:

    Oh, I’m with you. LOVED this movie. And the dance scene was like the dessert after a fantastic meal. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I loved it too Kourtney, I think it’s great when a movie can make me laugh AND take me on an emotional journey. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. berry says:

    Me too.

  5. Cat Forsley says:

    amazing review K heart xxxx
    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ seriously awesome ๐Ÿ™‚
    Bradey Cooper = SWOON ๐Ÿ™‚ XXXXXXXXXXX
    renting it online – LIKE THIS WEEKEND ๐Ÿ™‚
    Love xo
    C xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxooxoxxoox ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks Catherine! It was a must see film of 2013. ๐Ÿ˜‰ We saw it on New Year’s Day in a packed theater. He’s so hot, but here he was vulnerable and flawed and so emotionally gorgeous.

      Let me know what you think. ๐Ÿ™‚


      • Cat Forsley says:

        Good morning way TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO early xxxxxx i looked for it on Itunes – to rent last night
        it’s not there yet – ugghhh i was so ready to watch after your review ๐Ÿ™‚ Then i realized – IT’S STILL in theatres here ๐Ÿ™‚ lol ……….duh Cat duh
        I am Gonna go on Sunday
        I listened to The 0ST – on itunes – The music is lOVELY ๐Ÿ™‚ !!!!!!!
        “EMOTIONALLY GORGEOUS ” those are two beautiful words K – seriously xxxx
        i will for sure let You know ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
        Happy weekend xxxxx

        • Wow, that is indeed way to early a morning. I’m not an AM girl. ๐Ÿ™‚
          I thought you might be watching it on a pirated site or something. They get them when they are still in theaters. Not that I condone that. But glad to hear you are going out to the theater to watch it. ๐Ÿ™‚
          Yeah the music was very powerful. I’ll have to check that out. Happy weekend!


          • Cat Forsley says:

            yeah —– woke up toooooooo early – now i am regretting it …. zzzzzzz lolololololololololol xoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoo
            Happy weekend xoxoxoxo
            C xx

          • Ugh. I hate that. It can really derail a day. Can you take a quick nap to recharge? XOXOXOXO
            Wonderful weekend to you too! I’m working away on manuscript submissions from the last conference in August. Had to do some revising before I sent stuff out. How did 5 months fly by so fast?

          • Cat Forsley says:

            K- 2012 went by like crazy fast ——- for u too ?

            JOURNEY O LIFE ๐Ÿ™‚ XXX
            the sleepiest day in the universe here ………
            seriously xxx
            Yoga to revive THIS BRAIN ๐Ÿ™‚ lol
            LOVE XO

          • Yup, months fly by when I’m revising. Time never seems to be enough. So true. Ugh, I am the kind of person if you mess with my eating or my sleeping, I’m screwed up for a day or two. So annoying. Hope Yoga helped. Sometimes when I fly across multiple timezones, the only way to save my sanity is to meditate. ;)They say 30 mins of meditation can substitute for a couple hours of sleep but I’m no good on less than 8 hrs. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Cat Forsley says:

            ๐Ÿ™‚ Good morning xxxxxx Yoga helped for sure – xxxxxxx
            yeah meditating is almost the same thing right ? xxxx
            Kinda xxxxxx
            there was a crazy storm in the middle of the night – lol
            so i woke up in amazement of the wind and thunder –
            everything ….:) quite amazing
            i was gonna go check that movie today ๐Ÿ™‚ lol
            but i think i will wait til i have the attention span ๐Ÿ™‚
            watched such a silly movie last night “Butter ”
            really really silly …………..
            Have a Good Sunday xoxoxo
            LOVE XO

          • Good morning! Excellent. I can’t do yoga because of my spine surgery but I think it’s pretty similar. Meditating is just stilling the mind while the body is still.

            Oh wow, I love crazy storms.

            LOL. Take your time. It’ll be out a while since it’s racking up the awards. Silly movies are fun. Nice to relax and not focus.

            Have a great day!


          • Cat Forsley says:

            i saw the movie ๐Ÿ™‚
            !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! broke my heart it was so amazing ๐Ÿ™‚
            amazing amazing amazing film …………………xoxoxoxoxooxoxoxooxoxoxooxoxooxooxoxooxoxoxooxoxoox Cat xx

          • Yes! Exactly. It was so heart-wrenching and gut twisting. I got so involved in what happened to the characters–it was like they were my dearest friends and I was rooting for them.

            ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxooxo

  6. 4amWriter says:

    I have not seen this movie, but it sounds great. I love movies that get to me so deeply that I want to see them again and again. Sadly, there aren’t enough out there like that.

    • It really was a terrific character driven movie. Made me want to read the book. There was so much subtlety and layering I feel like I need to see it again to really appreciate it. I agree. This movie was under limited release too. It was hard to find a theater playing it. But it was worth the drive. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Laura says:

    I LOVE Jennifer Lawrence! I have been wanting to see this movie but can’t get anyone to go with!

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