Silver Linings Playbook
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8 Nominations / 1 Win
Year 2012
Director David O. Russell
Writer David O. Russell
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro
85th Academy Awards

Silver Linings Playbook is a 2012 comedy/drama film written and directed by David O. Russell. The film's central story is that of a former teacher who, after a stint in a mental institution, moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when he meets a mysterious girl with problems of her own.




Life doesn't always go according to plan…Pat Solatano has lost everything -- his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother and father after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat's parents want is for him to get back on his feet - and to share their family's obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives.