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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David O. Russell

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David O. Russell (screenplay), Matthew Quick (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bradley Cooper ... Pat
Jennifer Lawrence ... Tiffany
Robert De Niro ... Pat Sr.
Jacki Weaver ... Dolores Solitano
Chris Tucker ... Danny
Anupam Kher ... Dr. Cliff Patel
John Ortiz ... Ronnie
Shea Whigham ... Jake
Julia Stiles ... Veronica
Paul Herman ... Randy
Dash Mihok ... Officer Keogh
Matthew Russell Matthew Russell ... Ricky D'Angelo
Cheryl Williams Cheryl Williams ... Tiffany's Mother
Patrick McDade ... Tiffany's Father (as Patrick Mcdade)
Brea Bee ... Nikki

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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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Angelina Jolie was considered for a role. See more »

Goofs

When Pat is talking to Pat Sr. about taking the envelope, it is snowing outside. When Pat leaves to go to Tiffany's house, there is no snow on the ground. See more »

Quotes

Tiffany: I do this! Time after time after time! I do all this shit for other people! And then I wake up and I'm empty! I have nothing!
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Performed by Les Paul and Mary Ford
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Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Entertaining & good story about bipolarity.
8 September 2020 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

I'm surprised by the negative reviews. I can't really see why people would dislike this movie. Even if it's not really my genre of movie I thought this one was very captivating. Bradley Cooper did a really good job playing his bipolar character, to me it was one of his best performances yet. The Oscar for best female actress went to Jennifer Lawrence, which surprised me a bit, even though she did a good job here. But to me Bradley Cooper is the star of Silver Linings Playbook. The rest of the cast was also excellent, all contributing to make this movie very enjoyable to watch, with some good giggles, but most of all an interesting story. I find stories about the "little bit crazy" people always fascinating to watch and in Silver Linings Playbook Cooper did a great job playing a bipolar. I wouldn't pay too much attention to the extremely negative reviews on here, those people rarely are satisfied by anything in life.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

25 December 2012 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$443,003, 18 November 2012

Gross USA:

$132,092,958

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$236,412,453
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2.35 : 1
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