Silver Linings Playbook

  1. I really enjoyed this movie! I was impressed at how well a comedy managed to shed light on mental illness. Bradley Cooper's character was also able to be relatable and human, albeit manic.
    1. What did you think of the movie?
    2. Do you plan to see it if you haven't already?
    3. Do you think it is Oscar-worthy?
  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   VivaLasViejas
    I've been wondering whether or not to see this movie. Don't know if it'd be a form of escapism, being a supposed romantic comedy, or too 'relatable' with a bipolar lead character. It certainly draws some extreme viewpoints......people either love it or hate it, it seems.

    I'm definitely not a fan of the movie's reviewer---referring to people with MI with terms such as "head case" and "kook" should've been banned years ago. Shame on the NYT.
  4. by   BCgradnurse
    I really enjoyed this movie. I thought the characters were fairly realistic, and it was hard to see them struggle, but I think that was the point. It was also gratifying to see them triumph. I think the actors did a wonderful job and the film is Oscar-worthy.
  5. by   jayknight
    I have to start with I am bipolar 1 regulated well with meds. I found the movie quite realistic in the manner my illness works. I thought it was a wonderful show and would recommend it. I don't see why it would not be oscar worthy.
  6. by   tnbutterfly
    I just saw this movie last night. I enjoyed it and thought it was a realistic portrayal. Good acting by all.