in about 100 words or less
US 122m, Colour
Director: David O. Russell; Cast: Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, with Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Anupam Kher, Julia Stiles
Silver Linings Playbook is the story of a husband who suffers from a bipolar disorder. Hampered by a restraining order, he hopes to win back the affections of his estranged wife by befriending a young woman who has her own psychiatric issues and a desire to enter a dance competition. In finding a balance between humor, drama and an exploration of mental health issues, Russell’s cast of quirky characters are a delight in this darkly comedic love story (Klaus Ming March 2014).