Silver Linings Playbook
Premiering April 30 on Rogers On Demand (Channel 100) and RogersAnyplaceTV.com.
Silver Linings Playbook is quirky and full of life. Distraught over her husband’s death, Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) takes refuge in her parents’ garage, then encounters Patrick (Bradley Cooper). Charismatic but volatile, he has just been released from a mental institution for assaulting the man he caught sleeping with his wife. He too is at loose ends and is obsessively delusional. The pair are both seeking emotional redemption and want to free themselves from the past, but without apologizing for who they are as individuals. The interplay of the characters is funny and moving.
The cast includes Robert De Niro as Patrick’s blustery father, and Jackie Weaver as Patrick’s larger-than-life mother. This film’s intelligence and romantic spirit reward repeat viewings.