So Ken and I finally saw SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK this weekend. I believe this means we've seen two of the films nominated for best picture, which is pretty good for us these days.
Anyway. I loved it. I loved the whole Eagles thing going on (I've spent a lot of time watching Eagles football over the past decade). I loved the look of the film. I loved the characters and their complicated relationships with one another. I loved the performances. Who knew Bradley Cooper could bring that kind of intensity and humor and heartbreak to a role? All at the same time? (A favorite scene would be Pat's rage over the ending of Hemingway's A FAREWELL TO ARMS.) And Robert de Niro just keeps on delivering. Year after year after year.
I think the first half of the film feels truer to real life than the second half. But I was grateful for the hopefulness of the second half. Yes, I was.