The Silver Linings Playbook and Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook
(A movie I have seen THREE times)

  1. Life doesn't always go according to plan. Pat Solitano has lost everything - his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother and father after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat's parents want is for him to get back on his feet. When Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them. (Premise and storyline) 



Most of the time people say that the book is much, much better than the movie, but for me, they both are great.  The premise, of course is the same, but the approach and the treatment are different.

There are parts of the book, because it's the original anyway, that could not be executed or filmed, but they work well in the book.  All the reader has to have is a great creative mind and where his or her imagination would lead him or her would be his or her limit.

As for the movie, it too has parts that are better than the book (Thanks to David O Russel and his team). The visual effects that probably words could not describe, the scenes that were amplified, the scenes that were toned down or sanitized and the movie version of the dancing scenes were executed well.

Together(the book and the movie), they make a great team, just like Tiffany and Pat.  The ending for book was perfect for readers and the ending for the movie was perfect for those who were not "blessed" to read the book.

Jennifer Lawrence was awesome as Tiffany.  Did I imagine her to be Tiffany? Maybe.

Bradley Cooper did a fine job as the movie version's Pat.

Robert Di Niro, Chris Tucker and the rest of troop did well.

So, even if I'm late, congratulations to the cast and crew for a job well done!
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