Silver Linings Playbook

Synopsis: Against medical advice and without the knowledge of her husband Pat Solatano Sr., caring Dolores Solatano discharges her adult son, Pat Solatano Jr., from a Maryland mental health institution after his minimum eight month court ordered stint. The condition of the release includes Pat Jr. moving back in with his parents in their Philadelphia home. Although Pat Jr.'s institutionalization was due to him beating up the lover of his wife Nikki, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Nikki has since left him and has received a restraining order against him. Although he is on medication (which he doesn't take because of the way it makes him feel) and has mandatory therapy sessions, Pat Jr. feels like he can manage on the outside solely by healthy living and looking for the "silver linings" in his life. His goals are to get his old job back as a substitute teacher, but more importantly reunite with Nikki. He finds there are certain instances where he doesn't cope well, however no less so than
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): David O. Russell
Production: The Weinstein Company
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 88 wins & 145 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
122 min


What, are you kidding me? Sundays?

I love Sundays.

I live for Sundays.

The whole family's together.

Mom makes braciole.

Dad puts the Jersey on.

We're all watching the game. Yeah,

it drives me crazy, and yes,

I was negative. You didn't even know

that I loved it, Nikki, but I did.

I just didn't appreciate

it, or you, before.".

Come on. Time to go.

I lost all that. I blew it.

But you also blew it.

We can get it back.

We're gonna get it back. It's

all gonna be better now.

I'm better now and I hope you are, too.

And I'm gonna appreciate...".

Hey, I'll be there

in a minute, okay?

Doctor's waiting.

Let's go.

I'll be there in a minute.

That's true love.

Yeah, that's when I had long hair. People

say I talk about my hair too much.

And it was just the way I wanted

it, but he cut it back too far.

He cut this side back too

far trying to even it up.

I didn't tell him to do that.

I said, "just cut it the

way you cut it...".

Once you get in the right frame of

mind, I think anything's possible.

I think we get, we so often get caught

in this state of negativity and

it's a, it's a poison

like nothing else.

Dr. timbers:
... technically, you can

take him out against our recommendation,

but you assume a lot of liability

in the eyes of the court.

And he's just getting

used to the routine here.

I don't want him to get

used to the routine here.

Eight months is

already long enough.

Hey, mom. Can we give Danny

a ride to north Philly?

What? I don't understand.

Mom, no, it'll be fine.

It'll be fine.

I guess everybody's

leaving today!

Hello, Mrs. s. An honor

to finally meet you.

Pat told me all about you,

how God made you rich in character,

and you're the mighty oak that holds

the household together, and not to

mention the lasagna you make on game day

when the birds play.

Danny was in for assault because

of crystal meth and alcohol.

Bad combination.

Yeah. On top of an anxiety disorder.

That was when I was an X-ray

technician with my add and my anxiety.

I had a lot of access to

medication and I took advantage of it.

That's when my hair was long, too.

But my hair only grew when I was older.

When I was younger, my

hair didn't grow

because my brother...

Remember I told you about my

brother, he had a jheri curl, and

I couldn't get a jheri curl because

my hair didn't grow long enough.

I was so jealous

of my brother...

But wait a minute, wait a minute.


Yeah! It looks great now.

You like it?

No, it's good now.

Yes, it is.

Wait, you're going

the wrong way!

What? Are you sure about that?

I'll bring him back right away.

You lied to me, pat. Danny's

not allowed to leave.

All right, mom,

just hold on a sec.

Let's just talk

about this.

Mom, just listen...

Don't tou-...

Ch the steering... wheel!

Pat, this whole thing

was a mistake.

I'm sorry, mom. You okay?

I am out on a limb for you

with the courts right now.

It's my fault. Pat didn't know.

Pat didn't know. He's my friend,

so he was rootin' for me. I'm havin'

a disagreement with the hospital,

but we're working it out.

Take me back to the hospital,

but take pat home, he's fine.

Trust me. You'll see,

he's fine. It's my fault.

Mom, can we stop at the library?

I wanna read.

Nikki's entire English

high school syllabus.

Mom, it's a good thing.

I'm remaking myself.

Desean Jackson. What

happened to desean Jackson?

Come on, tell me that one.

It's insanity. He spikes the

ball at the one yard line.

The one f***ing-yard line.

I mean, get into the

end zone, dummy.

You know something? It's nothing new.

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David O. Russell

David Owen Russell (born August 20, 1958) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. His early directing career includes the comedy films Spanking the Monkey (1994), Flirting with Disaster (1996), Three Kings (1999) and I ♥ Huckabees (2004). more…

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