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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
When Tiffany runs out of the diner and Pat chases her on their raisin bran "date" and they stop in front of the movie theater on Halloween to argue; the movie on the marquee is "Midnight Meat Train." This is a 2008 horror film starring Bradley Cooper based on Clive Barker's 1984 short story of the same name. See more »
When Pat and Tiffany are discussing Nikki's reply letter in Tiffany's apartment, Pat's necklace medallion changes position several times. It alternates from under his collar, over it and then on the back of his collar when he walks away from her. See more »
[to her sister and brother in law about Nikki being there]
You're killing me!
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The Silver Linings Playbook movie follows a formula, with each character following the same basic development.
Step 1: Characters are neurotic and annoying, creating tension and wearing out the viewer. Step 2: Characters experience an empowering and revealing moment of vulnerability, bringing sympathy to the viewer. Step 3: Characters are supportive and no longer annoying, bringing relief to the viewer.
Every character follows the same routine. It's way too formulaic and gimmicky. The topic of mental illness and the dancing motif also smell like Oscar bait.
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