Silver Linings Playbook
For the novel on which the film is based, see The Silver Linings Playbook (novel).Silver Linings PlaybookTheatrical release posterDirected byDavid O. RussellProduced byDonna GigliottiBruce CohenJonathan GordonScreenplay byDavid O. RussellBased onThe Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew QuickStarringBradley CooperJennifer LawrenceRobert De NiroJacki WeaverAnupam KherChris TuckerMusic byDanny ElfmanCinematographyMasanobu TakayanagiEdited byJay CassidyCrispin StruthersProductioncompanyThe Weinstein CompanyMirage EnterprisesDistributed byThe Weinstein CompanyRelease datesSeptember 8, 2012 (TIFF)November 16, 2012(United States)Running time122 minutesCountryUnited StatesLanguageEnglishBudget$21 millionBox office$236.4 million
Silver Linings Playbook is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by David O. Russell, adapted from the novel The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick. The film stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, with Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Anupam Kher, and Julia Stiles in supporting roles.
Cooper plays Patrick "Pat" Solatano, Jr., a man with bipolar disorder who is released from a psychiatric hospital and moves back in with his parents, played by Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver. Determined to win back his estranged wife, Pat meets recently widowed Tiffany Maxwell, portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence, who offers to help him get his wife back if he enters a dance competition with her. The two become closer as they train and Pat, his father, and Tiffany examine their relationships with each other as they cope with their problems.
Silver Linings Playbook premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2012, and was released in the United States on November 16, 2012. The film opened to major critical success and earned numerous accolades. It received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay; it became the first film since 1981's Reds to be Oscar-nominated for the four acting categories and the first since 2004's Million Dollar Baby to be nominated for the Big Five Oscars, with Lawrence winning the Academy Award for Best Actress. It also achieved four Golden Globe Awardnominations, with Lawrence winning Best Actress; three BAFTA nominations, with Russell winning for Best Adapted Screenplay; four Screen Actors Guild nominations; and five Independent Spirit Award nominations, winning in four categories, including Best Film. The film was a blockbuster at the box office, grossing over $236 million worldwide, more than eleven times its budget.
- Bradley Cooper as Patrick "Pat" Solatano, Jr., a former teacher and recent divorcee
- Jennifer Lawrence as Tiffany Maxwell, a young widow and Pat's primary love interest.
- Robert De Niro as Patrizio "Pat" Solatano, Sr., Pat's father
- Jacki Weaver as Dolores Solatano, Pat's mother
- Chris Tucker as Danny McDaniels, a good friend of Pat's from the psychiatric hospital.
- Anupam Kher as Dr. Cliff Patel, Pat's doctor and friend
- Shea Whigham as Jake Solatano, Pat's brother
- Julia Stiles as Veronica, Tiffany's sister
- John Ortiz as Ronnie, Veronica's husband and Tiffany's brother-in-lawBrea Bee as Nikki, Pat's ex-wife he wants to win back.
- Dash Mihok as Officer Keogh
- Matthew Russell as Ricky D'AngeloPaul Herman as Randy
- Hugh Jackman and Scott Wolf as Male Nurses
- Patsy Meck as Nancy: the principal of the school where Pat and Nikki worked
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