Movie Review: Silver Linings Playbook – A Hybrid Chick Flick?

When my wife informed me we would be watching Silver Linings Playbook, I had no idea what it was. A quick Google search revealed it was some sort of chick flick with Bradley Cooper (he is kinds funny) and Jennifer Lawrence (Score!), let’s get this over with I thought.

The movie opens with main character Pat (Cooper) being picked up by his mother from a mental institution. Pat was sent to this mental institution after catching his wife having an affair, and beating the other man half to death.

Despite his parents trying to reach out to him, Pat is only focused on two things, getting in great shape and reconciling with his wife, whom has a restraining order on him. The problem for Pat is that he can not stop being inappropriate. Things are going very awkward for him until he meets Tiffany (Lawerence) who is just as awkwardly in appropriate as he is. This leads to some of the greatest dialogue I have heard it quite some time.

The film progresses as Pat is forced to face his insanity and come to terms with his reality.

This movie is the perfect date movie. She will love budding romance and the quest for inner peace, you will love being able to laugh at comments that you are not allowed to laugh at in real life and the constant sports references.

Although I would have to classify this film as a Hybrid Chick Flick, because the depth of the story line is much meaningful then a regular comedy, this film is also okay to go see with guys.

On the scale of 1 through 10, I am going go give Silver Linnings Playbook an 8.7. The dialogue is uniquely funny since both the main characters are insane. The story line was deep, but they did beat the dead horse a few times and I felt a few things could have been cut out, but that was the only knock I had. Take your significant other to go see this movie. Very rarely do films like this come along where you will both fully enjoy it.

Silver Linings Playbook Trailer