“Silver Linings Playbook” is simply a pleasure to watch. The film combines great acting, drama, comedy, romance and an important message about bipolar disorder. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence play two people who suffer from the disease but their connection helps each to better deal with it. It’s important to understand that people with certain mental health issues are basically normal most of the time.
I was hoping that “Silver Linings Playbook” would win Best Picture because it is a feel-good movie with an important message and doesn’t have to twist the truth, since it isn’t based on actual events. It doesn’t really matter because all four movies are outstanding.
Let’s hope Hollywood has found its mark and will continue to churn out remarkable films at the same rate. 2012 was a very good year.
David Kent is the director of the Village Library of Cooperstown. He can be reached at email@example.com.