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
Jennifer Lawrence earned the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Tiffany. This was the first time she has earned the highly acclaimed honour. See more »
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I give this movie a generous 7/10 only because it handled the issue of bi- polar disorder quite well and the performances were solid. However, other than that, this movie was nothing special.
Typical Hollywood cliché. Predictable all the way through, relatively uninteresting script, extremely cliché finale. SLP had heaps of potential. It was good, but could have been MUCH better!
I feel I might be pessimistic, but the run at the Oscars this year with the Best Picture Nominees has been disappointing, with not a single film giving me that amazing special feeling I have gotten in the past. Only Amour and Zero Dark Thirty await my viewing. I hope they're better than the average quality of film presented in the past year.
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