Silver Linings Playbook


This review is by my 16 year old niece, Ranjini Ramesh – Anji to family. She is a movie buff; not very surprising given that her father, Ramesh, is in production/distribution of movies. Ramesh was the producer of the Cheran starrer Raman Thedia Seethai, Priyamani starrer Charulatha…

Republished from her blog.

silver_linings_playbookIt’s a Silver Lining after all.

I was browsing through my Facebook news feed and I just happened to stumble upon a post about Silver Linings Playbook and I realized I’ve been putting it off for too long. I know this is late, but what the hell?

It’s definitely a movie which leaves you with mixed thoughts and emotions but I should say it was something refreshing as opposed to the cliched love stories that flood the box offices every other month.

Jennifer Lawrence was spectacular. At first, I was a bit hesitant to watch the movie itself, given that I wasn’t that impressed by Hunger Games. But I completely understand why she got that Oscar and for crying out loud, she’s 22! She actually got really lucky. Been nominated twice, won the second time. [ I would love to hear what Meryl Streep has to say.😉 ]

Really simple story-line, not extraordinary cinematography or anything, quite crude actually, but that’s how I believe it was meant to be and I must admit, it was great. Dialogue delivery was brilliant and absolutely easy to follow. And for the record, I could hear what they were saying.

Such a clever way to bring out what people with bipolar disorders and people under medication for the mind go through and to weave it into some love story must have been quite the task. Well written, something that humans can relate to and on the whole, it leaves us, at least me with a lasting impression.

One could argue that it does seem like other love stories for the simple reason that they get together at the end of the day and everyone’s happy but we all are suckers for happy endings aren’t we?
And to think that things do turn out fine for two people who are pretty much crazy is kind of reassuring that there is a Silver Lining after all.

Great stuff. Definitely one to watch again.

And hoorah for Indian people!

Rating:4/5

பற்றி RV
Proud father of two daughters. Proud husband of one wife. Fanatical reader of books. Passionate about cricket, movies, tamil film music, hindi film music, chess. Like to read about math. Dream about writing one day. Going to succeed with my technical startup some day. Engineer by profession. Going through a mid-life crisis (got laid of two months ago and looking for a job). Considering a change of line in computers. Live in Silicon valley (Newark)

One Response to Silver Linings Playbook

  1. Premnazeer சொல்லுகின்றார்:

    நீண்ட இடைவெளிக்குப்பின் தொடர்பு கிடைத்துள்ளது நன்றி.
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