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