The cast of Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks has expanded by two. Two-time Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook, Animal Kingdom) and Julian Sands have signed on to join a cast that includes Gena Rowlands, Cheyenne Jackson, Rita Moreno, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Anthony Zerbe and Simon Miller. The movie is based on [...]Read Full Story
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There's more going on here than in any three films. Cooper and Lawrence give soaring, hilarious performances.
Cinematic depictions of mental illness are tough to judge as authentic. But, it doesn't matter if they're authentic, what matters is whether they're entertaining. Movies love to entertain us with stories about crazy people, it makes us feel better because, hey, at least we're not that lunatic. In...Read Full Story
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Silver Linings Playbook – Life doesn’t always go according to plan. Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything — his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) after spending eight months is a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite...Read Full Story
Director: David Russell, 2012 (R) Silver Linings Playbook, the latest film from the director of the 2010 hit The Fighter, presents a moving and powerful portrait of a different kind of fighter. Pat (Bradley Cooper) is no boxer fighting other men, although he spends much of his time exercising. No, Pat is fighting something invisible – mental illness. Bipolar disorder is a much tougher and trickier opponent, one too easily dismissed because it cannot be seen.As the movie begins, Pat is...Read Full Story
Life doesn’t always go according to plan. Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything–his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) after spending eight months is a state institution on a plea bargain.
Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat’s parents want is for him to get back on his feet-and to...Read Full Story
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