Silver Linings Playbook

Director - David O. Russell

Genre - Comedy/Drama/Romance

Bradley Cooper stars as Pat Solatano Jr, a former teacher who was sent to a mental institution for something he did in the past. Out now, Pat is desperate to reclaim all that he had lost. His father is played by Robert Deniro who seems to be just as mentally perturbed as his son. They have an uneasy, explosive chemistry when they're together, often being just a few inches away from coming to blows with each other. Throw Jennifer Lawrence into the mix and you have one of the most unconventional yet true to life romantic movie we've ever seen. Which comes as a surprise, because we didn't think it would steer into that path, thinking initially that it would be a dark drama. Strong performances from the cast and a fantastic script makes this a winner. Excelsior!