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April 11, 2014

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Rated R
122 minutes

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format: 35mm

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

April 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm in 26-100

FREE admission, sponsored by Active Minds @ MIT! Following the movie there will be a panel discussion and Q&A on themes brought up in the movie, led by a representative from MIT Mental Health.

2012 Academy Award Nominations: Motion Picture, Leading Actor (Bradley Cooper), Leading Actress (Jennifer Lawrence) (WIN!), Supporting Actor (Robert De Niro), Supporting Actress (Jacki Weaver), Directing (David O. Russell), Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing

Life doesn't always go according to plan. Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything -- his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) after spending eight months is a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat's parents want is for him to get back on his feet -- and to share their family's obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives. [www.rottentomatoes.com]

Sharp of tongue, generous of spirit, Silver Linings Playbook is a jagged, loopy romantic comedy about "crazy" people that insists, deep down, we're all a little nuts.
      -- Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News. Read this review.