Adapted from the best-selling novel by Matthew Quick, “Silver Linings Playbook” is a comedy about love and second chances. Although life doesn’t always go according to plan, sometimes that’s okay anyway. After spending eight months in a state mental institution, 30-year-old former substitute teacher Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) moves back in with his parents (Jacki Weaver andRobert De Niro). Pat has lost everything – his house, job and wife – but is determined to rebuild his life. His one over-riding goal is to reunite with his wife, Nikki (Brea Bee), despite the challenging circumstances of their separation.
Trying to remain positive and become the man his wife always wanted him to be, Pat faces an uphill battle. Then he meets a beautiful neighbor, Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious woman who has her own set of mental health challenges. Eventually the two realize that Tiffany, through a mutual friend, has access to Nikki (who happens to have a restraining order against Pat). Tiffany agrees to deliver a letter to Nikki if Pat will agree to be her partner in an upcoming dance competition. Realizing it may be the only way he can communicate with his wife, Pat agrees. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between Pat and Tiffany, and silver linings appear in both of their lives.
“Silver Linings Playbook” is scheduled for release on November 21, 2012 by the Weinstein Company. Directed by David O. Russell, who also wrote the screenplay. The film also features Anupam Kher and Chris Tucker.