Monday, February 04, 2013

Silver Linings Playbook



As Melissa said,
"It's pretty much 'Cuckoo's Nest'
meets 'Dirty Dancing.'"

5 comments:

unemployed negativity said...

What is strange is that there is an exact moment where it becomes Dirty Dancing. I feel like the movie switched gears after the big confrontation at the house and went from being a somewhat sobering look to struggling with mental illness to "lets win the dance contest and fall in love."

I hear that the book is very different--sadder.

liz woodbury said...

I do love a Dirty Dancing-esque ending (as well as dancing in movies in general), but you're right--and that's when I thought, "Wait, this was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar?" Not that an Oscar means ANYTHING, but still it ended on such a light, Hollywood kind of note...

unemployed negativity said...

And it is about a character who has a pathological obsession with happy endings. (More so in the book, apparently;that is why he throws Hemingway out the window). Hollywood should not make movies about people obsessed with happy endings, it cuts too close.

Mary said...


So, now I am not quite so eager to see this - though it might be a good double feature after Amour. I hear there's no uplift in that one :)

I just saw your testimonials - Ava K's is my favorite

sharonyoung said...

I thought Cuckoo's Nest meets My Cousin Vinnie