David O. Russell's 'The Silver Linings Playbook' begins as one of the most arresting, empathetic and realistic portrayals of misunderstood mental health disorders since 'Ordinary People.' It concludes with a dopey dance routine more preposterous than the one in 'Little Miss Sunshine.' By the good grace of its performers (Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, primarily) it is still agreeable in a crowd-pleasing way, but anyone who engages this film as something serious is as delusional as the main character is bipolar.
'Silver Linings Playbook' may be a buzzed about Oscar contender, but more than that, it looks like a good movie. Not a "Good" Movie like 'The King's Speech' but an actual good movie. Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper star in this tale of people who feel like damaged goods coming together, and now there's a great clip from the film online.
Having won an audience prize at the Toronto International Film Festival, David O. Russell's 'Silver Linings Playbook' is now a big dog in this year's Oscar race. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence star in this film about messed up people trying to reconnect with the world, and now there's a mushier second trailer.
'Silver Linings Playbook' asks an important question: are audiences interested in watching Katniss Everdeen and that guy from 'The Hangover' try to overcome crippling sadness for two hours? The success of the film depends on the answer to that question being a "yes." The new poster for the film does its best to convince you of that "yes," mainly by reminding you of how gorgeous its lead actors are.
Actor Bradley Cooper continues to wonderfully overwhelm himself with several film projects as he leans towards MRC's 'Bad Blood and Trouble' and perhaps Clint Eastwood's rendition of 'A Star Is Born.' We know, we're just as surprised as you to see that the project is still being developed.
Bradley Cooper is currently starring in a stage performance of 'The Elephant Man' in Williamstown, Massachusetts and we've got some photos of her first night as John Merrick. So how does the amazingly handsome Cooper (who once won People's "Sexiest Man Alive") play the grotesquely disfigured? Break out your best derp face and find out!