Silver Linings Playbook Analysis

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In the movie Silver Linings Playbook, by David O. Russel we meet Patrick Solitano Jr. who was a former high school teacher. After catching his wife cheating with the history teacher he viciously beats him and has to spend eight months in a mental hospital. After coming out of the mental hospital, Pat approaches life in a very different way. He is determined to get his ex-wife Nikki back, which he still refers to as his wife. Pat is also diagnosed with bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression disorder. It’s a mental illness that causes individuals to experience shifts in mood, energy, thinking and behavior; from the highs of mania, to the lows of depression.

For many years Pat’s focus has been on himself because it seemed like Nikki never loved him for the person he was. In the movie he also admits that they went into marriage with the goal of changing each other. Pat keeps …show more content…

The minute Pat meets his brother after coming out of the mental hospital he can’t wait to tell pat how good his life is and how miserable Pat’s is.

Mental illness is a big part of the movie, and mental illness is a big problem in the society. I believe the society takes a big part in mental illness, if you are a bit different you would be looked at crooked. And therefor the mental illness will be more likely to develop.

Silver linings playbook meaning of the title. Football is a really important thing to Pat and his family, and in that context of the title, a playbook is a compilation of strategies the team would like to use during games. Silver lining is a comforting or hopeful aspect of an otherwise desperate or unhappy situation, and is often used in “every cloud has a silver lining” which means that you should never feel hopeless because difficult times always lead to better days. When we look closely at the edges of every cloud we can see the sun shining there like a silver

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