I wasn't as enamored with the film overall like the critics seemed to be, but the performances are very good. If Jennifer Lawrence gets an Oscar nomination, it'll be for this role, though I thought she was just as strong, if not stronger, carrying almost every single scene of The Hunger Games. But no way The Hunger Games gets any Oscar nominations for anything other than technical awards.
“@ZackRyder: @CMPunk She played me bro” I got your back.
I give 'Silver' a gold! Starts off as a Rachel Getting Married/Young Adult/Big Fan-style dark to light-dark flawed person character study, then veers curiously but happily into a surprisingly very satisfying romedy-comedy? I thought the curiously contrived stakes-based climax kind of cheapened the great work that went into depicting and portraying these two troubled people, but ended up totally swept up in it. I'll allow it on the grounds that all lead characters in romantic comedies exhibiting romantic comedy behavior are pretty insane; Silver Linings Playbook just actually bothers to diagnose them up front. Completely terrified of J-Law in this movie, she's like
I just think it's great to see De Niro properly ACTING in a good movie for the first time in what, 15 years? Whenever it was he realized he could get paycheques just for "acting like Robert De Niro."
If you had a drinking game based around taking a shot whenever Jacki Weaver's character said her son's name in a worried tone, you would've been Scott Hall about an hour in.
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
Thank you all. For those who suggested Bloodsport and The Quest though, there is something to be said (in general for all forums and threads) for reading the entirety of the original post and not just answering based on the title.