Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook

  • R
  • 2012
  • 122 min
  • USA
  • comedy, drama, romance

Pat, who is sent to a mental health facility after brutally attacking his wife's lover, walks out of the centre after eight months and meets Tiffany in a bid to mend ways with his wife.

Director: David O. Russell

Screenwriter: David O. Russell

Stars: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro

Silver Linings Playbook walks a tricky thematic tightrope, but David O. Russell's sensitive direction and some sharp work from a talented cast gives it true balance.


  • David O. Russell
    David O. Russell

    American film director and screenwriter David Owen Russell has been praised for the loose, comic energy that characterizes his work, and is notorious for his explosive confrontations with cast members. He has won 2 Independent Spirit Awards for writing and directing as well as the Audience Award at Sundance, and a Writers Guild of America Award. Russell was awarded Best First...

Main Cast


Producer: Bruce Cohen, Donna Gigliotti, Jonathan Gordon, Mark Kamine

Editor: Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers

Casting: Lindsay Graham, Mary Vernieu, Patty Majorczak-Connolly

Director Of Photography: Masanobu Takayanagi

Original Music Composer: Danny Elfman

Costume Design: Mark Bridges

Executive Producer: Bradley Cooper, George Parra, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein

Production Design: Judy Becker


Source: based on the novel by Matthew Quick

Tagline: Watch For The Signs

Genres: comedy, drama, romance

Certificate: R

Categories: dancing, philadelphia, running, depression, letter, friendship, neighbor, mental illness, ex wife, bipolar, philadelphia eagles, unhappy marriage, gambling addiction, superstition, history teacher, adultery


Year: 2012

Runtime: 122 min

Country: USA

Language: English

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Sound Mix: Datasat, Dolby Digital


  • David Sexton (London Evening Standard)

    Seeing it a second time has made me love it even more, not always the case.

  • Nigel Andrews (Financial Times)

    Silver Linings Playbook is all things to all moviegoers. Please join the queues circling the blocks.

  • Kate Muir (Times (UK))

    This is a date movie that caters to the needs of both men and women: American football and comedy, ballroom dancing and romance. Silver Linings Playbook covers all those bases -- and rises above them too.