Review: Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

If you’re reading this and you’ve ever managed to persuade me to watch a romantic comedy with you then it’s safe to say I was head over heels in love and you took advantage of my temporary weakened state. I despise the genre almost as much as I despise soap operas, reality TV, Lonsdale vests and Mick Hucknall. So, on the surface, I’m not the kind of guy to really pitch ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ to am I? Well, when the pitch comes direct from Bret Easton-Ellis who has a body of work that’s filled with cutting intelligence and borderline depravity that I so admire, I thought to myself this movie must be worth a look.

Silver Linings Playbook poster

Bradley Cooper plays Pat Soltano Jr, a married man with an undiagnosed history of mental illness tipped over the edge by a singular event involving his now estranged wife. Continue reading