Silver Linings Playbook

Every Oscar season has to have a movie which is non-political, even a comedy or a drama “unrelated with the current events”. I’m only joking, considering that Kathryn Bigellow‘s movie The Hurt Locker won Best Picture almost unrelated with the artistic views of the moment. Anyway, this year, her Zero Dark Thirty is way better and the critics say it’s not standing a chance.

Silver Linings Playbook is nominated for Best Picture with great chances to win if it wouldn’t be for Argo. I used to be (and sometimes I still am) subjective regarding some actors, directors, looking, stuff I found not proper. I’ve been subjective about Bradley Cooper, one of the Best Actor nominees, because I normally don’t like him. It seems somehow “over the top” with me, but in this particular movie, his normal looks make him perfect for the role. Jennifer Lawrence, with her second Oscar nomination for Best Actress, is quite the favorite to receive it. I’m not saying anymore that these are my own feelings, the game is different in Hollywood than is at home. I’m sure there are people who take care for the prediction to become true. Other opinions say that Silver Linings Playbook can be the pleasant surprise which will took the Award for Best Picture this year. It would indeed be, as the betting odds are 50/1 for it. If you think at The Departed who won when people expected Babel, I don’t think it will be the same. The Departed was a better movie than Babel, this one is not better than Argo, it’s only different. Even with Argo as a fiction (it’s based on real events, remember?), it is still a better movie. But the public won’t be upset if Les Misérables, or Beasts of the Southern Wilde or The Life of Pi will win, isn’t it? I’m sure of that. When I saw Tom Hooper’s movie, I thought I saw this year Best Movie, but as I said at the time, I haven’t have seen Argo yet.

Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence

Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence

Not wanting to spoil the subject, I say this is an adaptation (gross adaptation) of Matthew Quick‘s homonymous novel, slightly different. The character is mentally challenged, they say he’s bipolar, I say he’s a schizo, or maybe is the same thing, doesn’t matter. It’s very good acted by all the characters. Chris Tucker, is the comedy factor in the movie, Lawrence is perfect for the role.

Silver Linings Playbook - poster

Silver Linings Playbook – poster

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I actually want to present different movies as well, so I can’t wait for the ceremony to finally put a stop to the thrill.

The cast is perfectly chosen with: Bradley Cooper as Patrizio “Pat Jr.” Solitano, who in the book is People or Peoples, not Solitano, Jennifer Lawrence as Tiffany Maxwell, Veronica’s sister, Robert De Niro as Patrizio “Pat Sr.” Solitano, Jacki Weaver as Dolores Solitano, the mother, Chris Tucker as Danny McDaniels, Pat’s best friend, whom he met at the Baltimore mental health facility, Julia Stiles as Veronica Maxwell, the not very funny wife of Ronnie, Pat Jr’s friend or whatever, Anupam Kher as Dr. Cliff Patel, Pat Jr’s shrink, John Ortiz as Ronnie, Veronica’s husband and Pat Jr’s friend from his normal life.

Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver

Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver

You have the featurette, down here, I hope you’ll like it:

This year’s Oscar broadcast, hosted by Seth MacFarlane, airs Sunday, Feburary 24th at 8pm ET/5pm PT on ABC.


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