365 Movie Challenge
230: Silver Linings Playbook (2012) Dir-David O. Russell
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.
Danny Elfman’s score hits me right in the emotions every time. Especially the final track: x
I’m not usually one to go in for romanic comedies dramas, but this film is one of the exceptions. I like that the portrayal of their mental illnesses aren’t romanised to make them seem “quirky”, but are actual illnesses that impact their day to day lives and is something they need to cope with.
I also like that address Lawrence’s age, and its not just something we have to shrug and accept.
This film is one of those rare lighting in a bottle moments where everything comes together that I think David O. Russell has been trying to recreate ever since, (with differing success)