Comments on Silver Linings Playbook
by Toby Woollaston
Silver Linings Playbook is an entertaining and lighthearted drama that has little more to remark it. A lot has been made of Jennifer Lawrence’s performance. Contrast can shed some interesting light on a performance. Lawrence, who has demonstrated her acting chops in Winter’s Bone and The Hunger Games, perhaps comes across a little flat here … but maybe it is because I am comparing this with her previous roles. Bradly Cooper, however, benefits from the opposite and surprised me with a role that is interesting and multidimensional. Not his usual fare. With a few directorial gaffs (shame on you David O. Russell) Silver Linings Playbook is by no means a stella film and will no doubt fade into the collective conscious of the also rans. However, it still is a solid film that deserves a watch.
See my rating here.