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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

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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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David O. Russell

Writers:

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

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Trivia

In the book written by Matthew Quick, Pat's mother's name is Jeanie, not Dolores. See more »

Goofs

When Pat's family is having an argument about betting on the Cowboys game, Tiffany is holding a beer, but from another camera angle you can see her without anything in her hands. See more »

Quotes

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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Fell In Love With A Girl
Written by Jack White
Performed by The White Stripes
Courtesy of Third Man Records
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Honest portrayal of really highly realistic characters
23 October 2019 | by e-m-hoboSee all my reviews

I wanted to say an awful lot about this movie, but an awful lot has already been said.

I don't think I can add too much to it. When you look at these wonderfully endearing yet disturbed people trying to find their way - the way they maybe see it: back to who they were; even though it's more about dealing with who you are, where you're at, and how you relate to life, love, and the people around you - it's about as accurate a portrayal as I've ever seen about people in these circumstances.

It isn't just them, it's also the doctors that really haven't found a solution to any of their problems and the fact that the people that cure these patients quite frequently are the patients themselves, if they actually do manage to pull through and be cured. I'm not saying that the main characters come out cured, but they at least come out with a sense of now and how and who they want to be, but what that means, I think I'll leave up for you to enjoy.

I hope some people will come out with the basic understanding that patients aren't crazy. You need to treat them friendly and adequately. My understanding through experience is that when you sit down with them and do provide proper argument without forcing it onto them, they can clearly discern what's real and what isn't. You don't have to jump them. You don't have to force feed them anything. You just sit down and talk. See what moves them and be honest with them. Most of them will get it.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Silver Linings Playbook 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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Datasat | Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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