A feel-good film filled with laughs and memorable performances, David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook
leaves you so ecstatically happy that it might just be the most recommendable movie of 2012.
Adapted from a novel by Matthew Quick, the picture stars Bradley Cooper as Pat, an emotionally troubled man recently released from a mental institution where he was ordered to stay after a violent outburst. As the film opens, Pat goes back to live with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father, Pat Sr. (Robert De Niro), in the Philadelphia home where he grew up. Severely bipolar -- a condition that manifests itself more often than not in an inability to keep fro...