Review: The Silver Linings Playbook (2013)

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“I don't want to stay in the bad place, where no one believes in silver linings or love or happy endings.”
― Pat, The Silver Linings Playbook


The first time I heard about this movie is thru one of my college bestfriend Erlie. She was so giddy while telling me the plot of this romantic comedy film. Its about these 2 crazy people who fell inlove in their own crazy way. Then before I know it, it has been a favorite of those award giving bodies with J.Law bagging every Best Actress trophy there is. Obviously, it super catches my attention.

It’s a story about a guy named Matthew who has bipolar disease that was aggravated by him seeing his wife having an affair. He beat the sh*t out of the guy and almost killed him. Which I think I’d do, bipolar or not. And this led him to a mental institution for a couple of years. Then in his lame attempt to get in touch with his ex-wife Nikki, she met and had a deal with a another crazy girl named Tiffany. Tiffany’s husband died a couple of months (or maybe years) back and she was devastated. She’s so hurt that she ended up hooking up with the entire population of her office (maybe a couple more outside) making her Tom’s whore widow.

Basically both of them are so hurt and so shattered and so not in their right state of mind. But by some twist of fate, they met and they fell in love and everything just got better. They danced because that’s what Tiffany likes and because Matthew is so eager to get in touch with his ex-wife thru Tiffany who’ll only do it (give his letter) if he’d join a dance contest with him. But in the end, nothing really matters anymore except their crazy love.

I was expecting a heavy drama film because of all the awards it got but it was actually a romantic-comedy film. I can’t believe I was laughing my pants off their craziness. I think its so true and so real that’s why it feels so close to the heart. Matthew’s father is an OC as well and they’ve got crazy friends who joins on their craziness and just made the movie so perfect. I was laughing so hard because even their dance routine when they joined the contest is sooooooooo CRAZY! (I am having an over use of the word crazy on this post but I can’t help it. Forgive me dear grammar police!)

Anyway, behind all the fun and crazy ideas and those random silly things that they are doing in the movie, it is actually a story about life. There are tons of quotable quotes. You’ll learn a whole lot from those two crazy people. It was fun and I can’t wait to get my hands on the book. I wanna read it because I know I’ll appreciate it more.

I loved the film but you know me, I am sure I’d love the book even better! :)

And oh! Now I know why J.Law won all those trophies. She really deserved it. Her performance on this very light and comedic film is outstanding. It was so real. You could feel it by just looking in her eyes. She’s really a great actress! And yeah! Bradley Cooper is waaaayy too hot and too funny in this film. I think he just stole my heart over there. :)

This movie is so good that I know it’ll last a lifetime. I am keeping a copy in case I need a feel-good movie with lots of lesson in it. I know it’ll stand the test of time.

I am crazy. I am surrounded by crazy people. But I am loved and I am happy of my craziness. I am proud. And I so wish that someday, I’ll find someone even crazier who can put up with all my craziness so we can live being crazy in this crazy world. I believe that every tragedy has comedy in it. I am actually good with that. And so for me, this movie is as real as my life.

So let me end this post by sharing a couple more quotes from the movie that I love. Be sure to catch this film. I am dead serious!!!


“The only way to beat my crazy was by doing something even crazier. Thank you. I love you. I knew it from the moment I saw you. I'm sorry it took me so long to catch up.”
― Pat, The Silver Linings Playbook

“I was a slut. There will always be a part of me that is dirty and sloppy, but I like that, just like all the other parts of myself. I can forgive. Can you say the same for yourself, fucker? Can you forgive? Are you capable of that?”
― Tiffany, The Silver Linings Playbook




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