Director: David O. Russell
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence
Bradley Cooper has confirmed once again that he will be around for quite a while with this great performance as a bipolar school teacher just out of the looney bin. His choice of films lately have been a bit bipolar themselves, but with a great script behind him he really is the charmer and shows us his huge range as an actor.
Pat (Bradley Cooper) finds his wife cheating on him and bashes the shit out of the other guy. This lands him in the mental home for eight months and a restraining order from his wife. He goes to live with his parents (Jackie Weaver and Robert De Nero) and plans to win his wife's trust back by getting fit and writing her a letter. Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrenece) enters the picture and shows him that he isn't the only crazy in town.
This is a delightful film with some great laughs and touching moments. Cooper and Lawrence really take us on a roller coaster ride of emotions with some crazy shit going on between them. The chemistry on screen is brilliant and really is the force behind the whole film. Robert De Nero steals some funny scenes; there is one where he swears his head off at a neighbor that had me in stitches. Jacki Weaver plays the mum and has been nominated again for an Oscar, but seriously she must have had about 3 minutes total air time in the whole film, strange choice once again.
There are some cliche montages that get thrown in, but they are there to balance the turbulent scenes that spring up out of nowhere. Basically the whole film feels like one big bipolar episode except this one has a silver lining just waiting to shine through. ROB
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