Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
David O. Russell
Robert De Niro
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.
So this was one of the top movies Netflix had recommended for romance and I haven’t seen it, so I figured why not.
Not a very romantic opening. Bradley Cooper’s character is bipolar and doesn’t want to take his meds. He’s a bit crazy with moments of way too crazy. Tiffany, Jennifer Lawrence, is also messed up. Her cop husband has died and she has fallen back into bad habits. Slutty habits. She really just needs someone to love her for her and not for her wild sexy behavior.
After it’s clearly explained that they’re both fucked up, Tiffany says she’ll only give his ex-wife a letter if he dances with her. Naturally.
When they finally dance I had my fingers in my ears and I was humming because it was just too much tension for me. In the end their crazies meld and everyone was happy.
This was not the type of romance I was looking for, and the beginning was a bit rough for me to get through, but I liked the ending. I guess I’m just not cultured enough to like Oscar winners.