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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  25 December 2012 (USA)
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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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$443,003 (USA) (16 November 2012)

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$132,088,910 (USA) (31 May 2013)
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In the early release version of the movie Pat Sr. incorrectly states the Eagles beat the Cowboys 21 to 6. In the wide release version the correct score of the 2008 game has been dubbed in, and his character states the Eagles won 44-6. See more »

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Dolores: It's game day. I'm making crabby snacks and homemades.
Pat: Yeah, come on, Dad, be nice. Come on, she's making crabby snacks and homemades!
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Great disappointment. Not at all like the book.
28 March 2013 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

It is unfair towards the book, Silver Linings Playbook, to call this movie by the same name. It is not at all the alike and every single character's personality is completely different from the original text. The story had been edited to suit the needs of the mainstream, superficial movie goer.

The movie is predictable whereas the book isn't at all. The movie is devoid of any deep, real feelings, whereas the book is filled with it. The movie is more suitable for extroverts and the book more suitable for introverts. The book would help you to get to know the main character much better.

Do yourself a favour: switch the screen off and go read the book. It is brilliant...unlike the movie.


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