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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.'s moving back in with his parents in their Philadelphia home. Although Pat Jr.'s institutionalization was due to his 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 ...

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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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David O. Russell has said in interviews that one of the main reasons why he casted Bradley Cooper was that, seen his work, he noticed that sometimes Cooper looked really angry and trying to suppress it, something he needed for the character of Pat. See more »

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When Tiffany is running out of the hotel, she is wearing both of her shoes. However, when she reaches outside, one of her shoes is in her hand and she then proceeds to put it back on. See more »

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Pat: You look nice.
Tiffany: Thank you.
Pat: Oh, I'm not flirting with you.
Tiffany: Oh, I didn't think you were.
Pat: I just see that you made an effort, and I'm gonna be better with my wife. I'm working on that. I wanna acknowledge her beauty. I never used to do that. I do now. Just practicing. How'd Tommy die?
[Tiffany looks shocked and sad]
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.43 (2012) See more »

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My Cherie Amour
Written by Stevie Wonder, Henry Cosby (as Henry Crosby) & Sylvia Moy
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Courtesy of Motown Records
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Incredible, incredible, incredible!
9 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this at the Hamptons International Film Festival as the Spotlight film and it was one of the best movies I have ever seen. It is so relatable, even if you don't suffer from the same afflictions as the main characters, and its implications are so far-reaching that everyone, I believe, can learn a little something from Pat and Tiffany. The story sends such wonderful messages about finding the "silver lining" and is uplifting, even in the seemingly most dire circumstances. Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper are phenomenal, and I found myself really attached to their characters. This is a must see for everyone! And I will be seeing it again when it hits theaters in November.


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