The Movie That Became A Movement.
Meet Pat Peoples. Pat has a theory: his life is a movie produced by God. And his God-given mission is to become physically fit and emotionally literate, whereupon God will ensure him a happy ending—the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. (It might not come as a surprise to learn that Pat has spent several years in a mental health facility.) The problem is, Pat’s now home, and everything feels off. No one will talk to him about Nikki; his beloved Philadelphia Eagles keep losing; he’s being pursued by the deeply odd Tiffany; his new therapist seems to recommend adultery as a form of therapy. Plus, he’s being haunted by Kenny G !
Here is a featurette with interviews including director David O. Russell and some of the cast, including leads Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence among others, detailing how this movie came to be, and the experiences of the cast and crew while making the film. Also featuring Dr. Oz and other medical professionals talking about mental illness and how the movie conveys it in a positive light. The Silver Linings Playbook is a heartwarming debut novel by Matthew Quick, then a major movie by David O. Russell.
David O. Russell, the Oscar-nominated director of The Fighter, has filmed in 2012 his own adaptation of The Silver Linings Playbook, featuring Bradley Cooper in the role of Pat, alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Julia Stiles, Chris Tucker, and Jacki Weaver. As the award-winning novelist Justin Cronin put it: ‘Tender, soulful, hilarious, and true, The Silver Linings Playbook is a wonderful debut.’. It won the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role  with Jennifer Lawrence.
And here are the The Silver Linings Playbook Quotes like …
‘If clouds are blocking the sun, there will always be a silver lining that reminds me to keep on trying.‘
― Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook 🙂