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.