Silver Linings Playbook Sunday, 29 March 2020

Silver Linings Playbook

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes, coarse language, sexual references and violence.

  • The pitch:

    Quirky romantic comedy where everybody is just a little bit crazy.

  • Starring:

    Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Julia Stiles

  • Directed by:

    David O Russell

  • Running time:

    122 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)


    Two vehicles almost collide as a result of dangerous driving. A window is smashed. Crockery and glasses are smashed. A fist-fight/scuffle breaks out between a man and his parents. A man walks in on a couple in the shower -- a fight ensues where punches are thrown and the shower cord is wrapped around someone's neck. A face is slapped. Frequent shouting and yelling. Obscene finger gestures. Spitting. Several public altercations occur. Things get thrown. Private property gets damaged. Other incidences involving fist-fighting and accidental death are discussed but not seen. Blood/Gore: Black eyes, bruising, bloody nose.


    Exposed breasts, bottom (female). Naked man (no genitals seen). A couple have (implied) oral sex in the shower. Sex and sexual activities are discussed but not seen. Couples kiss. Suggestive dance moves. Revealing dancewear.


    Prescribed medication consumed. Medicating depressants are discussed (lithium, Xanax, Quaalude, Abilify). Alcohol (wine, beer, champagne, spirits). Gambling: Bookmaking. Betting, odds, and winnings are discussed frequently.


    Frequent f-words, s-words, derogatory name-calling, angry exclamations, religious references. Gender, mental illness stereotypes.


    Psychiatric disability (Bi-polar, OCD, ADD), institutionalisation, deceit, family, aggressive behaviour and how to handle it, regression, infidelity, domestic violence, superstition, communication, redemption, distrust.


    Over-the-top and ludicrous version of a modern romantic comedy. Likeable performances.


    Wildly predictable, characters talk over one another when arguing (it's distracting) and the whole premise is a little absurd. For a romantic comedy it's sweet but not all that funny.

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