Silver Linings Playbook
Screened in November 2012
Director: David O. Russell. Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Chris Tucker, Ron Ortiz, Paul Herman, Shea Whigham, Julia Stiles, Dash Mihok, Patrick McDade, Brea Bee. Screenplay: David O. Russell (based on the novel by Matthew Quick).
Twitter Capsule: Acting from the gut. Writing from Jupiter. Direction highly erratic. Camera no help. Cooper easily MVP.

Photo © 2012 The Weinstein Company/Mirage Enterprises
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: David O. Russell
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
Best Actor: Bradley Cooper
Best Supporting Actress: Jacki Weaver
Best Supporting Actor: Robert De Niro
Best Adapted Screenplay: David O. Russell
Best Film Editing: Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Musical/Comedy)
Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Jennifer Lawrence
Best Actor (Musical/Comedy): Bradley Cooper
Best Screenplay: David O. Russell

Other Awards:
Toronto International Film Festival: People's Choice Award
Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Actress (Lawrence)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Actress (Lawrence; tie)
National Board of Review: Best Actor (Cooper); Best Adapted Screenplay

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