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Tuesday, 5 March 2013

PREVIEW: Silver Linings Playbook (15)

From Oscar nominated director David O. Russell comes his latest Academy Award nominated film Silver Linings Playbook.

Life doesn't always go according to plan. Pat Solatano has lost everything - his house, his job, and his wife – and 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 (and the restraining order). However, when Pat meets Tiffany, an enigmatic and 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.

Opening at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, Silver Linings Playbook won the People's Choice Award. Since then, it has received numerous award nominations including at the Academy Awards. At this years Oscars, Silver Linings Playbook was nominated for 8 awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor. Bradley Cooper received his first Oscar nomination for his Best Actor as Pat while Jennifer Lawrence went on to win Best Actress for her phenomenal role of Tiffany. 

*This is a date movie that caters to the needs of both men and women: American football and comedy, ballroom dancing and romance. Silver Linings Playbook covers all those bases -- and rises above them too* 
The Times

*Jennifer Lawrence is the standout in a tonally uneven, eccentric romantic dramedy that fuses The Fisher King with Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion.* 
Empire Magazine 

Check out the trailer:

Silver Linings Playbook is playing at Gloucester Guildhall on Tuesday 12th March at 7.45pm, Wednesday 13th March at 2pm and 7.45pm, and Thursday 14th March at 7.45pm.

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