Complicated characters are on a quest for comfort in Silver Linings Playbook, an edgy comedy drama about unlikely love starring The Hunger Games' Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.
Pat (Cooper) is fresh from a breakdown after his wife’s infidelity. He’s determined to see the silver lining in everything but he’s still in denial, convinced he’s happily married.
Enter newly-widowed sex bomb Tiffany (Lawrence), who’s on almost as many meds as Pat.
She needs a dance partner for a contest; he needs a project. You can kind of guess the rest. Needless to say, training is complicated by their chaotic emotions.
It’s a contrived but enjoyable set-up with both Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence on top form – you won’t have seen either of them like this before.
Lawrence really proves her versatility, showing she can play a sulky teen one minute and a world-weary young woman the next.
Yes, it’s a romantic comedy, but not like we’ve seen before.
Silver Linings Playbook is in cinemas now
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