Silver Linings Playbook

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Silver Linings Playbook is a comedic drama that follows the journey of two characters who face internal and external conflicts. Bradley Cooper plays the protagonist, Pat Solitano Jr., who wants to restore his relationship with his wife, but struggles to share his parent’s passion for football. Jennifer Lawrence, who plays as Tiffany, is a well-known widow within her neighborhood who fell into drugs after the death of her husband. In a way, Pat and Tiffany are similar – they both struggle to find a path that will repair their shattered lives. Directed by David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook, was published by The Weinstein Company in 2012. Silver Linings Playbook reveals how two broken hearts can find “love” through their dysfunctional and…show more content…
They learn more about each other, but it takes longer for Pat to become aware of his affection towards Tiffany. During a dinner with Ronnie and Veronica, Pat and Tiffany discuss the side effects of certain psychiatric drugs. After dinner Tiffany asks Pat to have sex with her. Because Pat is “married” to his wife, Nikki, he refuses. Pat acknowledges that Tiffany is a “slut” and that he cannot be associated with her sexual behavior if he wants to get back with Nikki. We then see how Tiffany attempts to become friends with Pat and accepts to give Nikki Pat’s letter just as long as he becomes her partner. He accepts and begins to attend her practices. Meanwhile, through each rehearsal we can see a change in Pat’s upbeat behavior – he is more calm and composed. During one of his practices, Tiffany gives Pat a letter that supposedly came from Nikki. In the attempt to fulfill his dad’s passion for the Philadelphia Eagles, Pat attends a football game. Unfortunately, Pat gets into a fight and doesn’t attend Tiffany’s practice. Tiffany comes barging into Pat’s house without permission and questions his family and him for the cause of his absence. Her rage against Pat’s family brings back a bet that was made between Randy and Pat’s father. It’s an all-or-nothing bet that will result in the loss of an enormous amount of money if Pat’s father loses. If the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Cowboys in their next game and if Pat and Tiffany win a five out of ten in their dance competition, Pat’s father will win the parlay. Despite discovering that Tiffany wrote the letter from Nikki, Pat continues to rehearse with Tiffany until the day of the competition. After winning the bet, Pat has a short conversation with his ex-wife, Nikki. Tiffany rushes out of the building and is later followed by Pat. Although late, Pat has come to discover his love for Tiffany. His
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