Silver Linings Playbook, A Cooper, Lawrence Triumph

June 16, 2022 11:35 am

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Silver Linings Playbook is a 2012 romantic comedy-drama film that is based on the novel by the same name, written by Mattew Quick in 2008. Two big Hollywood stars appear in the lead roles – Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence and a host of smaller parts are also filled with Hollywood alumni – Robert De Niro and Julia Stiles.

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The plot centres around Cooper’s character Pat Solitano Jr, who has recently been released from a psychiatric hospital following his diagnosis of bipolar disorder. This disorder can see the individuals needing some support from those in Support Worker Jobs Gloucester way or near to the individual’s home location.

Pat moves back home with his parents and sets about trying to reconcile his relationship with his estranged wife. Along the way, he meets Lawrence’s character Tiffany who is a widow. The two befriend each other, and Tiffany promises to help win his wife back if he enters a dance competition with her as her dance partner.

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The film follows the relationships of the main characters and how they interact with one another whilst dealing with their own issues. Pat is learning how to reintegrate into life after his hospital stay and how to deal with his wife’s betrayal. The question that plagues the film is whether Pat will reconcile with his wife or will he fall in love with Tiffany.