Silver Linings Playbook is an American drama film released in 2012. It starts Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in the main roles, and Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver in supporting roles. It was nominated for 8 Oscars but only got one : Best Actress in a leading role for Jennifer Lawrence who became the second youngest woman in history to win this award.
The films is about Pat, a former teacher who just get out of a psychiatric hospital, who gets back to his parents and yesterday wants to win back his wife, who left him before he was committed to this hospital. To achieve this goal, he want to show her that he is doing every possible effort to heal and become a better man that what he was before. He receives help from a young woman,Tiffany, who has recently lost her husband and also suffers from mental issues. They make each other a promise : she helps him out to win back his wife but he was to train with her so they both participate in a dancing contest.
The film is very touching, and really allows us to understand that life isn’t always kind to everyone and some events can really affect your behavior and create disorders that are very hard to live with. In the film, Tiffany wants to make Pat understand that only will be happy if he accepts that he has issues and if he stops living in the past.
When they see us is a Netflix mini-series released in 2019 which reverses the wrongful conviction of five teenagers. It traces one of the biggest miscarriage of justice in the United States.
This Series has known a lot of success but also a lot of dissatisfaction.
At the end of the 80’s, on April 19th 1989, in the heart of Central Park, a young woman was found half-conscious after being raped and beaten. Trisha Meili, 28, an employee of an investment bank was jogging when she is assaulted. Ed Koch, the mayor of New York at the time, even called it the “crime of the century”.That same night, the police received calls alerting them that a group of thirty to forty teenagers terrorized passers in Central Park. Two young boys were arrested, Kevin Richardson and Raymond Santana, who said they had only witnessed the violence. Then, when Trisha Meilli’s body was discovered, the police arrested three other teenagers in Harlem: Yusef Salaam, Korey Wise and Antron McCray. Subjected to almost 30 hours of interrogations, the boys with the exception of Yusef Salaam, ended up confessing their guilt in recordings. However, the police could not find any piece of evidence to support these statements, and the suspects, aged 14 to 16, had a clean criminal record. In 2002, when some of the teenagers had already served their sentence, the real guilty, Matias Reyes, revealed that he was the only one guilty of the crime. The “Central Park Five” were cleared and took the city of New York to court, for malicious prosecution and racial discrimination, they eventually received a compansation of 40 million dollars.
This mini series is very interseting because it is based on true events. It shows how terrible this miscarriage of justice was and how it ruined lives of young people, and how it’s hard to get up after that even if their were innocent all along. This story also reminds us that racism in the USA was very strong in the 80’s and how Black People were treated by the authorities.
« The Wolf Of Wall Street » is a film directed by Martin Scorsese in and released in 2014. This film was inspired from a true story.
This film takes place in 80 years, when the stock market « Wall Street » was the biggest stock market in the world. Jordan Belfort, a simply job searcher would like to apply for a job in one of company that constitute « Wall Street ». He was accepted in one of these companys and he started to work like « matchmaker » beetweens the Brokers and traders. But, he had biggest objectives and he was undergraduated in this company and after two years, he was promoted « Broker ». But, after some time, the company where he worked goes bankrupt and closes. Jordan Belfort started to work in his own account, and it is succeeds him. The first month, he won 70 000 dollars. He creates a new broking company that he call « Straton Oakmont ». His company becomes the richest company of all Wall Street. But, his actions were not entierely legal. He used the naivety of people. For the beginning, he lie to middle class people to push them to buy his stocks. After, he lie to richer people, the « Moby Dick of the market » as he called them. He used also to illegal process to boost prices of his stocks : he creates « ghost company’s ». It is in reality many inactive companys that he creates with his employee, to buy his own stocks for sell these in a better price. Jordan Belfort became one of the richer personnality in U.S.A.
I liked this film because it shows to us how the more simple people ( but very smart ) can to become a very rich an influent personnality. This film show also the stock market at this times and how it work. It is very interesting to see how this people live with a perpetual stress, how they take work in this very strange, but intersting environment.
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