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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12
Cast
Bradley Cooper
Jennifer Lawrence
Chris Tucker
Directors
David O Russell
Screenwriters
David O Russell
Running Time
138 minutes

Silver Linings Playbook
Crazy brutal love


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Plot
Having spent eight months in psychiatric care for assaulting his wife’s lover, ex-teacher Pat (Cooper) is released into the care of his parents. Pat still believes his marriage can be saved, which he hopes to achieve with the aid of his equally damaged new friend, Tiffany (Lawrence).


Verdict
Jennifer Lawrence is the standout in a tonally uneven, eccentric romantic dramedy that fuses The Fisher King with Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion.


Reviewed by Damon Wise

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