Originally Posted by mr. wally
i thought zero dark was the best movie from last year.
i also think silver linings is a better film than argo.
just saw silver linings passed life of pi in domestic gross.
it could top argo over the next few weeks
I loved Zero Dark Thirty
. My BD of the film came recently and after seeing it again I loved it even more. That said, I realized the (grossly unfair) criticism it received from wing nuts on both the left and right effectively eliminated any chance it might otherwise have had for the Best Picture Oscar. I loved Argo
too and was really happy to see it win the Best Picture Oscar. I admit, however, that the reason for much of my joy was owed to the black eye Argo
's win gave the Academy's Directors wing, which had scandalously failed to nominate Ben Affleck for a Best Director Oscar. Anyway, I thought that Silver Linings Playbook
was in the top rank of the remarkably large number of extraordinarily good films released in 2012.
As you might have already inferred, I loved every minute of Silver Linings Playbook
. I recently read the novel of the same name by Matthew Quick. I was amazed at how much of Quick's characters David O. Russell's screenplay and his marvelous ensemble cast put on the screen. Amazingly, Jennifer Lawrence's character, Tiffany, who is several years younger than Pat in the film, is several years older in the book. No matter she is the same wonderfully funny, quirky, and strong girl on the screen as she was in Quick's novel. De Niro, as Pat Sr, and Jacki Weaver, as Pat's loving mother, Dolores, were equally wonderful
Every performance in Silver Linings Playbook
was wonderful and as long as Jessica Chastain couldn't win Best Actress, for the same reason Zero Dark Thirty
couldn't win Best Picture, I was more than delighted that Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress. She is a powerhouse actress, the best of the young crop.
After I saw Silver Linings Playbook
in the theater, I gave it an IMDb rating of 8 Stars out of 10. Now that I have read the book, though, I have upped my rating to 9 Stars out of 10. Highly recommended! By the way, if nobody has said so yet, the Amazon page for the Silver Linings Playbook
BD says it will be released on April 30.