Silver Linings Playbook

2012 United States

Screening: 25th November 2019

Audience: 122

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From IMDb:

"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."

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5
Amusing, thought-provoking, poignant, some parallels to UK society & mental health but USA system very different so hope people don't generalise - btw, dance is often used in therapy!
5
Very entertaining, despite the 'expletive overload'! Good old Hollywood happy ending. Also a great plug for the therapy derived from dancing!
5
Very powerful, tough to watch at times because I empathised so much with what Pat and his family were going through. But it was a lovely ending and ultimately uplifting. And Jennifer Lawrence richly deserved her Oscar!
5
Best film I've watched her! Thank you!
5
Type of film that one warmed to as the story unfolded. Amazing that a film about mental illness could be so entertaining with an assortment of dysfunctional family and friends. Good to hear the audience literally roaring with laughter. Very funny film and the dance scenes and music so good. Left with a smile on ones face as a result of a predictable happy ending. Sad about so much bad language though. Yet again, congratulations to the committee on your choice of films.
5
Very entertaining - good story line, good humour & a nice excelsior, happy twist at the end.
5
A thoroughly enjoyable last film before Xmas. Completely mad but entirely engaging.
5
All good - great choice. Loved the humour.
5
Wondeful, engaging, funny & poignant. A story of hope and redemption! Well done! This season has been a triumph of film selection. Thank you.
5
Great film. Thank you! J
5
Unusual plot but excellent acting
5
Fantastic feel good factor film!
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Marvellously life- affirming. Superb performances by the leads. Excellent.
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Quite good ??
5
Really enjoyed it - very refreshing. Say it as it is!! Great film.
5
Brilliant humour. Fairy tale ending!
5
I thoroughly enjoyed. It had emotion - sadness and demonstrated what can be achieved against all odds. Superb film.
5
5.0! Funny - so nice to walk out with a smile. Interesting cultural thoughts too.
5
Another really enjoyable and entertaining (and different!) film
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Great feel good stuff!
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love, love love J
5
Very enjoyable film. Engrossing and heart warming.
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We love a feel-good film. Joyous.
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Lovely to end the year with a smile.
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Fantastic Best yet.
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Heart warming and fun.
5
Beautifully hilarious.
5
Very uplifting. Good Xmas movie.
5
Absolutely whacky! Loved it. Great acting.
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Brilliant
5
We're all crazy in the end X Loved it.
5
A great silver lining. Best feel good end ever.
5
Joyous!
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Very enjoyable & amusing
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I really enjoyed tonight's film - I'm always a sucker for happy ending! A lovely movie to finish on before Christmas. Thank you, film selection team, for some real treats this season. Merry Christmas everyone J
5
Great actors - the whole cast. A insight into mental illness. Jennifer Lawrence was brilliant.
5
Maurice, you were right - leaving with a smile!
4
A group of mentally unstable characters, not just the main ones, all dealing with their issues in different ways. A happy ending unlike the school syllabus.
4
Very good film even tho' it involved the Eagles. Go Broncos
4
Hard to enjoy at first but got a lot better. Leads were great
4
Left with a smile but not sure about the beginning of the film.
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Great fun! Liked it a lot.
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2nd tme I've seen it. Enjoyed it just as much. Bradley Cooper superb.
4
Most enjoyable
4
An unconventional love story & all the better for it. Always amazed at just how good De Niro is. Really enjoyed it!
4
Great except for all the f-words. But then it is American!
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Enjoyable & great acting
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Easy viewing
4
Heart warming, eventually? Cringe worthy dancing made it!
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Great 'last' film. Nice to end on a 'feel good' factor. Thank you all. Happy Christmas.
4
Dialogue difficult to hear at times. Great performances from lead couple. Noisy Italian famly. Funny at times.
4
Different. Witty and sad. Enjoyed it, especially the dancing.
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Super - great fun and I did come out with a smile
4
A little crazy but loved it.
4
At last - a smile!
4
Good story, great acting. Good outcome. Cheers!
4
Quite funny. Not my kind of film. Too American. Loved the main actress. Very good.
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Loved the trailer and the film.
4
Deserving Oscar for Jennifer Lawrence & good performances throughout
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Enjoyed it.
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Nice, feel good and great acting. Bit cavalier about bipolar but needed it as plot
4
It's no Harry met Sally but it's better than I remember it.
3
Diction was poor
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Found the accents difficult sometimes. A bit strange. Nice happy ending
3
Funny. Sweet film
3
Enjoyed it.
3
In places it needed subtitles. Slow pace at times. Looked at mental illness well.
3
Fun - but not quite hitting the spot for me.
3
I had a good laugh (a little bit predicatable though). Wouldn't mind subtitles
3
Quite good, loved the dancing & ending was good.
3
Entertaining enough
3
An entertaining film, somewhat confused by American football references
3
Too sacharrine. Too ordinary US fare. A serious subject matter treated frivilously
2
Disappointing. I didn't like it. As far as I was concerned, there was too much swearing.
2
Typical American. Couldn't understand a lot of the talk.
2
Sentimental & silly
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Not my kind of film