Silver Linings Playbook (R) 122 minutes B
Love, Football & Mental Illness
Starring Anupam Kher, Bradley Cooper, Chris Tucker, Jacki Weaver, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Stiles and Robert De Niro
It's hard to make a romantic dramedy these days that's smart, funny and serious. Silver Lining Playbook manages to accomplish all three aspects, despite an ending that surprises no one. The film is solid, and has a good cast. But, it's more of a feel good film than an impactful film. Directed by David O Russell (The Fighter, I Heart Huckabees), Silver Linings Playbook is a safe bet this holiday season. It may not rock your world, but it's worth the price of admission.