Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook

2012 American romantic comedy-drama film by David O. Russell
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Synopsis by Perry Seibert

David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook stars Bradley Cooper as Pat, a bipolar man from Philadelphia who has spent the last eight months in a mental hospital. He was ordered there after a violent incident involving his wife and another man. Pat moves in with his father (Robert De Niro), a lifelong Eagles fans who has low-level OCD issues. Pat wants to get back together with his wife, even though there is a restraining order keeping him from contacting her. He soon befriends Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a depressed young woman who's mourning the death of her husband by engaging in compulsive sex with almost everyone she meets; she also knows his wife and offers to deliver a letter of his to her if he acts as her partner in a local dance competition. Silver Linings Playbook screened at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

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  • September 8, 2012 (2012-09-08) (TIFF)
  • November 16, 2012 (2012-11-16) (United States)
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122 minutes
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$21 million
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$236.4 million

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Pat Sr.: Yeah, have Ernest Hemingway call us and apologize to us too.
  • This is the first film, other than a Rush Hour (1998) movie, that Chris Tucker has been in since Jackie Brown (1997) in 1997. Both films feature Robert De Niro.
  • David O. Russell mentioned in an interview that he originally had Zooey Deschanel and Vince Vaughn in mind for the lead roles as he was writing the script.
  • Bradley Cooper previously auditioned for the role of Robert De Niro's son in Everybody's Fine (2009). He lost out to Sam Rockwell.
  • Jennifer Lawrence was more impressed with one of her co-stars than with the others. "I met Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, and Jacki Weaver all at the same time," she remembers. "Robert De Niro is standing right next to Jacki Weaver, and I go straight to Jacki and am like, 'Oh my God, I love Animal Kingdom (2010)! I love you!'"
  • Angelina Jolie was considered for a role.

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