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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

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After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

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Against medical advice and without the knowledge of her husband Pat Solatano Sr., caring Dolores Solatano discharges her adult son, Pat Solatano Jr., from a Maryland mental health institution after his minimum eight month court ordered stint. The condition of the release includes Pat Jr. moving back in with his parents in their Philadelphia home. Although Pat Jr.'s institutionalization was due to him beating up the lover of his wife Nikki, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Nikki has since left him and has received a restraining order against him. Although he is on medication (which he doesn't take because of the way it makes him feel) and has mandatory therapy sessions, Pat Jr. feels like he can manage on the outside solely by healthy living and looking for the "silver linings" in his life. His goals are to get his old job back as a substitute teacher, but more importantly reunite with Nikki. He finds there are certain instances where he doesn't cope well, however no less so ... Written by Huggo

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25 December 2012 (USA)  »

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$21,000,000 (estimated)

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$443,003 (USA) (16 November 2012)

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$132,088,910 (USA) (31 May 2013)
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Bradley Cooper previously auditioned for the role of Robert De Niro's son in Everybody's Fine (2009). He lost out to Sam Rockwell. See more »

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At the last dance practice, Pat sits down with his tennis shoes taped with duct tape. The very next scene is Tiffany taping up Pat's shoes, that didn't have tape on them. See more »

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Tiffany: Calm down, Crazy.
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A Definite Must See
5 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Went to the Mill Valley Film Festival Opening tonight and viewed the film. Bradley Cooper spoke to the audience before the film started. The movie was fantastic. Such a great inspiring film for all. It makes me want to be a better person--for SURE!! Great story line. So passionate, reaches deep into the soul of family, friends, marriage, love, compassion, understanding of others, how we question ourselves and others. Wow, walked away just wanting to see it again. Robert DiNiro played a stunning role as did Bradley Cooper. It reminded me so much of home in WNY and family values. So much of what we forget about love, family and stopping to listen and see the signs. A must see for sure.


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