I finally got around to seeing this, and I'm glad I did! I had no idea what this movie was about, but I wanted to see Jennifer Lawrence in a new role.
My Summary: Pat was institutionalized after he found his wife Nikki cheating on him with another teacher, who he then proceeded to beat up. Later, Pat is diagnosed with bipolar disease. He returns to live with his parents in the Philadelphia area, determined to get his life back together. He believes working towards getting his old job and wife, whom he has a restraining order against, will make his life better again. But better gets a whole new meaning when he meets Tiffany, a widow with a reputation of being deranged and promiscuous...
Wow! I would call this one a rom dram sprinkled with some com. In other words, a romantic drama with comedic relief. This story takes a look into the world of mental disorders, but still manages to leave you with an overall light and happy feeling. It's about coping with struggle, love, and resiliency Though I haven't watched too many of the movies Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence star in, I was impressed by Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence's acting. They were truly believable "crazy" people and equally pulled off being romantic interests. To anyone else who lives near Philly or loves the place and its sports teams, it was kinda fun to look for all of the places that you recognize and recall the specific statistics about an Eagles or Phillies game.
Overall, go see it! It was serious, funny, and cute. There's something for everybody. Or just go see it to look at Bradley Cooper for 2 hours...
The Silver Linings Play Book by Matthew Quick
As I mentioned, this was originally a debut from Matthew Quick published in 2008. Though I have not yet read it, I heard that the endings differed slightly. After seeing this movie, I think I'll add it to my TBR list.