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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (2012)




Director:
David O. Russell

Writer:
David O. Russell

Starring:
Bradley Cooper
Jennifer Lawerence
Robert De Niro and others
    
Silver Linings Playbook is a amazing movie. David O. Russell is in inspired form in this movie, which is exceptionally well conceived. His direction is brilliant and he surpasses his personal benchmark (The Fighter, i didn't like it though) by a huge margin. This movie has been nominated for all the acting awards, which is an achievement, making it the fourteenth movie and the first after Red in 1981 to have achieved this.

Needless to say this achievement is well deserved even though I do not really approve of Jacki Weaver and Robert De Niro (because there have been better performances). I would have liked Tom Holland (The Impossible) to be nominated because he certainly deserved it. Bradley Cooper is sensational in this movie, though it is highly unlikely that he will receive an Oscar for this but this nomination is a sign of his vastly improved performances. Jennifer Lawrence according to me is the most encouraging prospect when it comes to receiving an Oscar, even though I expect her to lose to Jessica Chastlain (Zero Dark Thirty ). The best scene of the movie is the banter between Cooper and Lawrence at a diner. A beautiful movie, highlighting the fact that love is not perfect but clumsy and psychotic and can be found in the most unlikely of places because it is not the person who is perfect but the moment one shares with them.      

Pranit’s Rating: 8.5/10