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.
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
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 to 6. See more »
Before the waltz sequence, Pat goes to Tiffany's house and passes by her mother; the dim camera crew is reflected in the window. See more »
[upon arriving at the hotel and seeing the professional dancers on the night of the competition]
Holy shit. Is this Dancing with the Stars?
See more »
Fly, Eagles Fly
Written by Charles Borrelli and Roger Courtland
Published by Scion Three Music LLC See more »
A Definite Must See
Went to the Mill Valley Film Festival Opening tonight and viewed the film. Bradley Cooper spoke to the audience before the film started. The movie was fantastic. Such a great inspiring film for all. It makes me want to be a better person--for SURE!! Great story line. So passionate, reaches deep into the soul of family, friends, marriage, love, compassion, understanding of others, how we question ourselves and others. Wow, walked away just wanting to see it again. Robert DiNiro played a stunning role as did Bradley Cooper. It reminded me so much of home in WNY and family values. So much of what we forget about love, family and stopping to listen and see the signs. A must see for sure.
139 of 254 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this