Silver Linings Playbook: Review

Great Movie. One of the things that makes it great is that it gives an accurate portrayal of mental health. The main Character Pat played by Bradley Cooper is just getting out of a psychiatric hospital because he beat up a guy his girlfriend was cheating on him with.  The scene from the psychiatric hospital was pretty realistic. Much more realistic than previous movies on mental health that portrayed psychiatric hospitals as horrific places with rubber rooms. There was a theme addressed that people with mental illness evaluate themselves in terms of rank that I am more healthy or sicker than the next person. It was also accurate that sometimes something as normal as a failed relationship can drive people to behave in crazy ways. 

Being from Philadelphia I always appreciate a movie that is shot in my hometown. The Philadelphia Eagles provided a nice motif and a backdrop for the story. The scene where the go to the Eagles game was great really was a nice picture of the tailgate scene at Lincoln Financial Field. One of the memorable quotes was that sometimes your marriage needs a Chiropractic adjustment.

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