After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
Release Year: 2012
Rating: 8.3/10 (1,287 voted)
Critic's Score: 84/100
David O. Russell
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro
Storyline Life doesn't always go according to plan. Pat Solatano has lost everything - his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother and father after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat's parents want is for him to get back on his feet - and to share their family's obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives.
Writers: David O. Russell, Matthew Quick
Cast: Bradley Cooper
Robert De Niro
Dr. Cliff Patel
Filming Locations: Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
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Trivia: Rachel McAdams, Olivia Wilde, Elizabeth Banks, Blake Lively, Rooney Mara, Kirsten Dunst and Andrea Riseborough were considered for the lead female role that went to Jennifer Lawrence.
Incredible, incredible, incredible!
I saw this at the Hamptons International Film Festival as the Spotlight
film and it was one of the best movies I have ever seen. It is so
relatable, even if you don't suffer from the same afflictions as the
main characters, and its implications are so far-reaching that
everyone, I believe, can learn a little something from Pat and Tiffany.
The story sends such wonderful messages about finding the "silver
lining" and is uplifting, even in the seemingly most dire
circumstances. Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper are phenomenal, and
I found myself really attached to their characters. This is a must see
for everyone! And I will be seeing it again when it hits theaters in