Um. Why didn’t anybody tell me that Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Julia Stiles and, like, eight of my other favorite people have a new movie coming out? I know, that’s supposed to be my job. Still, I’m in shock at how good this looks– mainly because Bradley Cooper is usually not one of my faves… but all that may change in a moment. Check out Cooper and Lawrence playing “crazy” in love, inside.
Silver Linings Playbook: First Trailer
Now, how fun was that? And where the hell did Chris Tucker come from?! I’m really excited about this film. It seems cute, quaint, and a little quirky. I’ll also watch any film that makes an Ernest Hemingway reference. Shouts-out.
What did you guys think? On a serious note, if it’s done well, it could really bring about some interesting discussion on young people and mental illness. It seems like the story is, in part, an attempt to bring to light the many ways we misunderstand and misinterpret mental illness. It’s been a while since we had a film that did this, and many films that address the topic do so in really intense way (Girl, Interrupted, A Beautiful Mind, The Soloist, Shutter Island), which is awesome. But Silver Linings Playbook looks like it will take a slightly different route, by going rom-com (although it doesn’t fully commit to that genre either– also good). I’m def looking forward!
Silver Linings Playbook hits theaters November 21.