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A review of Silver Linings Playbook - Is this movie any good?

Updated on June 6, 2014

STARRING: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro

My wife and I decided to go to the cinema last weekend (this was quite some time ago now that I have re uploaded this article). The usual question arose. What kind of mood were we in? We were unsure. We searched up a few review sites and were caught between : "Life of Pi", "The impossible" and "Silver Linings Playbook". My wife picked "Silver Linings Playbook". I had never heard of it. I'm not one for watching commercials or the entertainment shows, so maybe it was a popular movie. I was encouraged, however, by the fact that it starred Robert Di Nero. My wife had made sure to mention that, probably to spur my interest, and gain some support for her choice.

The First Impression

We sat down in an empty theater. The screen was tiny. Probably the smallest in the building. I glanced around as we took our seats at the back of the hall. Dead center. Within minutes a crowd was pouring in. By the time the movie started, the place was in fact packed.

The start of the movie made me hopeful. Was this a romcom ? It didn't seem to display any of the typical forgettable characteristics. There were couples in it. Does that make it a romantic comedy?

Throughout the movie, I was intrigued. This was in fact a really interesting movie. The characters were people. And the people had character. Robert De Niro was at his best and didn't resort to his, ' I just showed up to act in this junk', style of acting.

Is this worth watching?

Yes, It's quite good. The small theater screen didn't bother me. The fact that people crammed in beside me didn't bother me either (I hate people sitting right next to me in the cinema). The story was riveting, the characters intriguing and the experience was memorable. The humor was dark and rough, coupled well with the realism of the main characters. This could possibly be the best romantic comedy ever. (Is that even a high standard though? and I'm not really sure if you can class it as that though. See it now, grab a copy on DVD.

I really cant think of a reason why someone wouldn't like this movie.

Rating: 9/10

5 out of 5 stars from 2 ratings of How good was it?


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    • cfin profile image

      cfin 3 years ago from The World we live in

      Hi Nell,

      It's a very entertaining movie, with well portrayed charters. It's worth having a look.

      Thanks for reading.

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hiya, I have never heard of it, and usually run a million miles away from Rom coms! lol! But this does sound interesting, I will have to go and take a look thanks for the review! And have a wonderful weekend, nell