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Title: Silver Linings Playbook

Production Company: The Weinstein Company  
Production Text:
The Weinstein Company presents
Distribution Company: The Weinstein Company  

Release Date: 16 Nov 2012
Premiere Information: Los Angeles and New York openings: 16 Nov 2012
Production Date: began fall 2011
Duration (in mins): 122
PCA NO: 47848
MPAA Rating: R
Country: United States
Language: English

Physical Properties: Sd: Datasat Digital Sound in selected theatres; Dolby® Digital in selected theatres
  col: Technicolor; Kodak

Producer: Donna Gigliotti (Prod)
  Bruce Cohen (Prod)
  Jonathan Gordon (Prod)
  Bob Weinstein (Exec prod)
  Harvey Weinstein (Exec prod)
  George Parra (Exec prod)
  Michelle Raimo Kouyate (Exec prod)
  Bradley Cooper (Exec prod)
  Renee Witt (Co-exec prod)
  Mark Kamine (Co-prod)
Director: David O. Russell (Dir)
  Mark Kamine (Unit prod mgr)
  George Parra (Unit prod mgr)
  Michele "Shelley" Ziegler (1st asst dir)
  Xanthus Valan (2d asst dir)
  Tim Blockburger (2d 2d asst dir)
Writer: David O. Russell (Scr)
Photography: Masanobu Takayanagi (Dir of photog)
  David Thompson ("A" cam/Steadicam op)
  Donald Burghardt ("A" cam 1st asst)
  Julian Delacruz ("A" cam 2d asst)
  Chris Reynolds ("B" cam op)
  Glenn Kaplan ("B" cam 1st asst)
  Anthony Defrancesco ("B" cam 2d asst)
  Jason Rihaly (Film loader)
  Bill O`Leary (Gaffer)
  Joe Grimaldi (Best boy elec)
  Larry Price (Elec)
  Brian Raby (Elec)
  Nate Scaglione (Elec)
  Greg Yorkovich (Elec)
  Bill Fiedler (Gen op)
  Rob Mabin (Basecamp gen op)
  Richard Ford (Rigging gaffer)
  Rob Liccio (Best boy rigging gaffer)
  Mitch Lillian (Key grip)
  Paul Candrilli (Best boy grip)
  Kevin Candrilli ("A" cam dolly grip)
  Ken McCallum ("B" cam dolly grip)
  Sheridan Braxton (Grip)
  Caswell Cooke (Grip)
  Dave Dabrowski (Grip)
  Dean Stankewicz (Grip)
  Rob Mock (Key rigging grip)
  Harry Brown (Best boy rigging grip)
  Jojo Whilden (Still photog)
Art Direction: Judy Becker (Prod des)
  Jesse Rosenthal (Art dir)
  Scott Anderson (Asst art dir)
  Scott Purcell (Graphic artist)
  Marjorie Eber (Art dept coord)
  Dave Kellom (Art prod asst)
Film Editor: Jay Cassidy (Ed)
  Crispin Struthers (Ed)
  Mike Azevedo (1st asst ed)
  Tony Bacigalupi (Asst ed)
  Daniel Gonzalez (Ed prod asst)
  Melanie Krauss (Ed prod asst)
  Natalie Parra (Ed prod asst)
  Jesse Goldsmith (Film runner)
Set Decoration: Vinny Mazzarella (Prop master)
  Sharon Potts (Asst prop master)
  Joey Coppola (3d prop)
  Nell Stifel (Charge scenic)
  Krzysztof Bratun (Scenic foreman)
  Linda Yeckley (Cam scenic)
  Samantha Higgins (Industrial)
  Rob Prince (Industrial)
  David Rial (Industrial)
  Calvin Batts (Scenic)
  Jonanna Dinella (Scenic)
  Burton Dodge (Scenic)
  Elizabeth Duby (Scenic)
  Eric De Jesus (Scenic)
  Keith Hockins (Scenic)
  Nancy Stroud (Scenic)
  Peter Tupitza (Scenic)
  Heather Loeffler (Set dec)
  Scott Gagnon (Set dec leadman)
  Brian Buteau (Set dec foreman)
  Jim Orr (Set dec buyer)
  Mary Fellows (Set dec buyer)
  Steve Sysko (Set dec warehouseman)
  Morgan Miller (On set dresser)
  Michael Baker (Addl on set dresser)
  Dan Gilroy (Set dresser)
  Erika Katz (Set dresser)
  Jimmy Kelleher (Set dresser)
  Dennis Madigan (Set dresser)
  Janice Manser (Set dresser)
  Tom West (Set dresser)
  Paul Maiello (Const coord)
  David McMahon (Const foreman)
  Kate Stewart (Const asst)
  Jacob Brunner (Const asst)
  Michelle Burnworth (Shop craft)
  James Gilroy (Shop craft)
  Paul Lodes (Shop craft)
  Niles Norton (Shop craft)
  Elizabeth Powley (Shop craft)
  Roland Reed (Shop craft)
  Matt Turner (Shop craft)
  Stephen Wolff (Shop craft)
  Michael Silver (Shop elec)
  Tony Denoi (Tool foreman)
  Anthony Graf (Key const grip)
  Christopher Kubicek (Const grip)
  Paul Hewitt (Const grip)
Costumes: Mark Bridges (Cost des)
  Teresa Binder Westby (Asst cost des)
  Lynda Foote (Cost supv)
  Angeline Zeigler (Set cost)
  Rhea Lowenthal (Set cost)
  Kathie Pierson (Cost)
  Faye Sevilla Smith (Cost)
  Jamie Dollhopf (Tailor)
  Kelly Brown (Cost prod asst)
Music: Danny Elfman (Mus/Score prod)
  Susan Jacobs (Mus supv)
  Philip Tallman (Mus ed)
  Dick Bernstein (Mus ed)
  Noah Snyder (Score rec and mixed by)
  Marc Mann (Midi supv and prep)
  Melisa McGregor (Mus prod coord)
  Greg Maloney (Tech supv)
  Studio Della Morte (Mus rec and mixed at)
  Melissa Karaban (Personal asst)
  Jackie Mulhearn (Asst mus supv)
Sound: Tom Nelson (Sd mixer)
  Tim Elder (Boom op)
  Vince Camuto (Boom op)
  Brian Jordan (2d boom/Utility)
  Mike Ford (Utility)
  Derek Pacuk (Playback mixer)
  Egor Pachenko (Playback mixer)
  Devin Donegan (Video assist)
  Christopher Murphy (Video assist utility)
  Odin Benitez (Supv sd ed/Des)
  Eliza Pollack Zebert (Supv dial/ADR ed)
  Michael Szakmeister (Dial ed)
  Susan Kurtz (Dial ed)
  Frank Smathers (Dial ed)
  Christopher T. Welch (ADR ed)
  Angelo Palazzo (Sd eff ed)
  Jeff Sawyer (Sd eff ed)
  Pernell Salinas (Asst sd ed)
  John Sievert (Foley artist)
  Stefan Fraticelli (Foley artist)
  Diana Einsmann (Foley dancer)
  Randy Wilson (Foley mixer)
  Ron Mellegers (Foley mixer)
  Trent Richmond (Foley ed)
  Ryan Lukasik (Foley asst)
  JRS Productions (Foley rec at)
  Greg Steele (ADR mixer)
  Todd AO (ADR rec at)
  David Weisberg (ADR mixer, Todd AO)
  Sony Pictures Studios (ADR rec at)
  Mark Desimone (ADR mixer, Sony Pictures Studios)
  Soundtrack NY  
  The Loop Squad (ADR voice casting)
  Patty Connolly (ADR voice casting, The Loop Squad)
  Mark Sussman (ADR voice casting, The Loop Squad)
  John Ross (Re-rec mixer)
  Myron Nettinga (Re-rec mixer)
  Kaspar Hugentobler (Re-rec eng)
  Ross 424, Inc. (Re-rec at)
  Andy Potvin (Dolby sd consultant)
Special Effects: Drew Jiritano (Spec eff coord)
  Mike Myers (Spec eff foreman)
  Technicolor Digital Intermediate A Technicolor company (Opticals)
  Dive (Visual eff)
  Edwardo Mendez (Visual eff supv, Dive)
  Marko Forker (Visual eff creative supv, Dive)
  David James (Visual eff prod, Dive)
  Ian Markiewicz (Visual eff coord, Dive)
  Bob Lowery (Visual eff exec prod, Dive)
  Andy Williams (Visual eff prod supv, Dive)
  Bryan Baker (Visual eff ed, Dive)
  Ben Updegrove (Asst visual eff ed, Dive)
  Kevin Fanning (Compositor, Dive)
  Tyler Lockard (Compositor, Dive)
  Colton Miller (Compositor, Dive)
  Anton Moss (Compositor, Dive)
  Matthew Robertson (Compositor, Dive)
  Jeremy Fernsler (3D lead, Dive)
  Mark Longchamps (Paint artist, Dive)
  Alex Bickel (Digital col, Dive)
  The Paint Collective VFX (Addl visual eff)
  Laine Kline (Exec in charge of bus and legal affairs, The Weinstein Company)
  Adrian Lopez (Exec in charge of bus and legal affairs, The Weinstein Company)
Dance: Mandy Moore (Choreog)
  Keith Kool (Asst choreog)
Make Up: Janeen Schreyer (Makeup dept head/Makeup: Mr. Cooper)
  Carla White (Makeup: Mr. De Niro)
  Maya Hardinge (Key makeup artist)
  Diane Heller (1st makeup artist)
  Lori McCoy-Bell (Hair dept head/Stylist: Mr. Cooper)
  Jerry Popolis (Hair stylist: Mr. De Niro)
  Patricia Grande (Key hair stylist)
  Diane Dixon (Hair stylist)
Production Misc: Mary Vernieu (Casting)
  Lindsay Graham (Casting)
  Karen Golden (Scr supv)
  David Raynor (Prod coord)
  Vanessa Gutin (Asst prod coord)
  Nick Klinger (Prod secy)
  Jon Applebaum (Key office prod asst)
  Max Strand (Office prod asst)
  Sam Broscoe (Office prod asst)
  Nicole Agostino (Set prod asst)
  Tim Bradley (Set prod asst)
  Katie Diesinger (Set prod asst)
  Liam Doyle (Set prod asst)
  Madeline Eberhard (Set prod asst)
  Christian Vogeler (Set prod asst)
  Robert Wilhelm, Jr. (Set prod asst)
  Ena Frias (Asst to Mr. Russell)
  Lisa Hall (Asst to Mr. Russell)
  Brandon Kelly (Asst to Mr. Russell)
  Bronson Lamb (Asst to Ms. Gigliotti)
  Jessica Leventhal (Asst to Mr. Cohen)
  David Gallagher (Asst to Mr. Gordon)
  Chelsea Krant (Asst to Mr. Parra)
  Weston Middleton (Asst to Mr. Cooper)
  Justine Ciarrocchi (Asst to Ms. Lawrence)
  Chase Robinson (Asst to Mr. De Niro)
  Mike Coast (Prod asst to Mr. De Niro)
  Susanne Sulby (Dialect coach)
  Meghan Formwalt Shann (Tutor)
  Terri Greening (Prod accountant)
  Claire Chandou (1st asst accountant)
  Susan Magee (2d asst accountant)
  Brendan McHugh (2d asst accountant)
  Felix Chen (Payroll accountant)
  Raquel Alt (Accounting clerk)
  Patrick Spezialy (Post prod accountant)
  Staci Hagenbaugh (Loc mgr)
  Chris Gormley (Asst loc mgr)
  Christopher Sneade (Loc coord)
  Dan Gorman (Loc scout)
  John Galloway (Loc asst)
  Zach Quemore (Loc asst)
  Kyle Sparano (Loc prod asst)
  James Sloane, Sr. (Security supv)
  Diane Heery (Loc principals/Extras casting)
  Jason Loftus (Loc principals/Extras casting)
  Colleen Kay (Loc principals/Extras casting)
  Wendi Laski (Unit pub)
  Kathi Kelly (Medic)
  Kelly Barnes (Medic)
  Mary Berkelbach (Medic)
  Denise Depalma (Medic)
  Victoria Dilks (Medic)
  Tim Paustian (Transportation capt)
  Tom Reilly (Transportation co-capt)
  Robin Monaghan (Transportation co-capt)
  Rick Busardo (Driver)
  Antonio Capetillo (Driver)
  Brian Casey (Driver)
  Carl Erb (Driver)
  Gary Fabiano (Driver)
  Mike Kelly (Driver)
  Ed Malseed (Driver)
  Rich Marino (Driver)
  Bill McCleery (Driver)
  Joseph Miller (Driver)
  Mike Mitchell (Driver)
  John Morrone (Driver)
  George Naylor (Driver)
  George Palladino (Driver)
  Glen Westberry (Driver)
  Bobby Rucker (Driver)
  Ernest Sanders, Jr. (Driver)
  Mark Simms (Driver)
  Sgt. Robert Smith (Driver)
  Tim Soltys (Driver)
  Mike Williams (Driver)
  Mike Zane (Driver)
  Entertainment Clearances, Inc. (Rights & clearances by)
  Cassandra Barbour (Rights & clearances, Entertainment Clearances)
  Laura Sevier (Rights & clearances, Entertainment Clearances)
  Stone Management, Inc. (Product placement by)
  Cat Stone (Product placement coord, Stone Management)
  Adam Stone (Product placement coord, Stone Management)
  Tony's Food Service, Inc. (Catering provided by)
  Ivan Kerum (Chef, Tony's Food Service, Inc.)
  Alejandro Cordero, Jr. (Cook, Tony's Food Service, Inc.)
  Jesus Morgen Dominguez (Cook, Tony's Food Service, Inc.)
  Jesus Morgen Dominguez (Cook, Tony's Food Service, Inc.)
  Jorge Miramontes (Cook, Tony's Food Service, Inc.)
  Dan Reddy (Craft service)
  Chris McIntyre (2d craft service)
  Tricia Barnes-Vargo (Addl craft service)
  Cindy Keen (Addl craft service)
  Neil McIntyre (Addl craft service)
  Tim Pedegana (Post prod supv)
  Kelley Whitis (Post prod coord)
  Tim Clawson (Exec in charge of physical prod, The Weinstein Company)
  Alison Beckett (Exec in charge of post prod, The Weinstein Company)
  Richard Glasser (Exec in charge of mus, The Weinstein Company)
Stand In: Ben Bray (Stunt coord)
  Michael Trisler (Pat stunt double)
  Robert L. Harvey (Pat Sr. stunt double)
  Jennifer Lamb-Hewitt (Dolores stunt double)
  Jalil Jay Lynch (Danny stunt double)
  Jen Weissenberg (Tomboy girl stunt)
  Manny Ayala (Indian stunt #1)
  Eddie Fernandez (Indian stunt #2)
  Kevin Abercrombie (Police stunt #1)
  Derek Graf (Police stunt #2)
  Jared Burke (Tailgater stunt #1)
  Chris Cenatiempo (Tailgater stunt #2)
  Tony Guida (Tailgater stunt #3)
  Keenen Bray (Tailgater stunt #4)
  Chris Barnes (Tailgater stunt #5)
  Bill Anagnos (Stunt driver)
  Rene P. Mousseux (Utility stunt)
  Frank Torres (Utility stunt)
  Samantha Macivor (Tiffany test double)
Color Personnel: Technicolor Digital Intermediate A Technicolor company (Digital intermediate)
  Tony Dustin (Digital intermediate col)
  Gregg Schaublin (Digital intermediate prod)
  Mark Sahagun (Digital intermediate ed)
  Jada Budrick (Digital col asst)
  Frank Figueroa (Digital col asst)
  Ron Leidelmeijer (Digital col asst)
  Dan Williams (Digital col asst)
  Floyd A. Burks (Imaging tech)
  Scott Drost (Imaging tech)
  Ian Turpen (Imaging tech)
  Todd Mitchell (Imaging tech)
  Brad Sutton (Digital restoration)
  Wilson Tang (Digital restoration)
  John D. Kearns (Digital restoration)
  George Zidd (Data tech)
  Ashley Farber (Data tech)
  Derek Schneider (Data tech)
  Technicolor ([Col by])

Music Text: "Unsquare Dance," written by Dave Brubeck, performed by The Dave Brubeck Quartet, courtesy of Derry Music Company; "Amore a Forza," written and performed by Piero Piccioni, courtesy of IDM Music Ltd. on behalf of Bixio and Cinevox Records Srl; "Popeye's Clog," written and performed by Evan Lurie; "Cesaroni's Tango," written and performed by Andrea Guerra, courtesy of IDM Music Ltd. on behalf of Bixio and Cinevox Records Srl; "Devil Tango," written and performed by Evan Lurie, courtesy of IDM Music Ltd. on behalf of Bixio and Cinevox Records Srl; "Maria," written by Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim, performed by The Dave Brubeck Quartet, courtesy of Derry Music Company.
Song Text: "My Cherie Amour," written by Stevie Wonder, Henry Crosby & Sylvia Moy, performed by Stevie Wonder, courtesy of Motown Records, under license from Universal Music Enterprises; "Always Alright," written by Zachary Cockrell, Heath Fogg, Brittany Howard & Steven Johnson, performed by Alabama Shakes, courtesy of ATO Records, LLC, by arrangement with District Music, LLC; "Rain in My Eyes," written and performed by Joan Shaw, courtesy of Tuff City Records, by arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group; "Hard to Find," written and performed by William Kimball, courtesy of Stonewall Productions; "What Is and What Should Never Be," written by Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, performed by Led Zeppelin, courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp., by arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing; "Buffalo," featuring Mountain Man, written by Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton, Gwil Sainsbury & Thom Green, performed by Alt-J, courtesy of Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records, under license from Infectious Music, Ltd. for North America; "The Moon of Manakoora," written by Frank Loesser & Alfred Newman, performed by Les Paul & Mary Ford, courtesy of Capitol Records, under license from EMI Film & Television Music; "Monster Mash," written by Leonard L. Capizzi & Robert Pickett, performed by CrabCorps; "Goodnight Moon," written by Lawrence McVinnie & Ambrosia Parsley, performed by Ambrosia Parsley and the Elegant Too; "Now I'm a Fool," written by Josh Homme & Jessie Hughes, performed by Eagles of Death Metal, courtesy of Downtown Records, by arrangement with Rekords Rekords; "Girl from the North Country," written by Bob Dylan, performed by Bob Dylan with Johnny Cash, courtesy of Columbia Records, by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing; "Don' You Worry 'Bout a Thing," written and performed by Stevie Wonder, courtesy of Motown Records, under license from Universal Music Enterprises; "Silver Lining," written by Diane Warren, performed by Jessie J, courtesy of Lava/Universal, Republic Records; "Hello Operator," written by Jack White, performed by The White Stripes, courtesy of Third Man Records; "Hey Big Brother," written by Dino Fekaris & Nickolas Zesses, performed by Rare Earth, courtesy of Motown Records, under license from Universal Music Enterprises; "Willie Willie," written by Will Schaefer, courtesy of APM Music; "Street Cadence," written by Gordon Henderson, performed by UCLA Bruin Marching Band, courtesy of UCLA Marching Band; "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," written by Ralph Blane & Hugh Martin, performed by Frank Sinagra, courtesy of Capitol Records, under license from EMI Film & Television Music; "Guarapiranga," written by Tomaz Di Cunto, performed by Toco, courtesy of Schema Records; "Sway," written by Norman Gimbel, Pablo Beltran Ruiz & Luis Demetrio Traconis Molina, performed by Tribute Beat, courtesy of IDM Music Ltd. on behalf of Pattaya America Inc.; "Fell in Love with a Girl," written by Jack White, performed by The White Stripes, courtesy of Third Man Records; "Misty," written by Johnny Burke & Erroll Garner, performed by Johnny Mathis, courtesy of Columbia Records, by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing.
Source Text: Based on the novel The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick (New York, 2008).
Source Authors: Matthew Quick
Music Composer: Joe Newman
  Leonard Bernstein
  Ralph Blane
  Dave Brubeck
  Johnny Burke
  Leonard L. Capizzi
  Zachary Cockrell
  Henry Crosby
  Tomaz Di Cunto
  Bob Dylan
  Dino Fekaris
  Heath Fogg
  Erroll Garner
  Norman Gimbel
  Thom Green
  Andrea Guerra
  Gordon Henderson
  Josh Homme
  Brittany Howard
  Jessie Hughes
  Steven Johnson
  William Kimball
  Frank Loesser
  Evan Lurie
  Hugh Martin
  Lawrence McVinnie
  Luis Demetrio Traconis Molina
  Sylvia Moy
  Alfred Newman
  Jimmy Page
  Ambrosia Parsley
  Piero Piccioni
  Robert Pickett
  Robert Plant
  Pablo Beltran Ruiz
  Gwil Sainsbury
  Will Schaefer
  Joan Shaw
  Stephen Sondheim
  Gus Unger-Hamilton
  Diane Warren
  Jack White
  Stevie Wonder
  Nickolas Zesses

Cast:   Bradley Cooper (Pat [Solatano])  
    Jennifer Lawrence (Tiffany)  
    Robert De Niro (Pat Sr.)  
    Jacki Weaver (Dolores)  
    Anupam Kher (Dr. Cliff Patel)  
  And Chris Tucker (Danny)  
    Julia Stiles (Veronica)  
    John Ortiz (Ronnie)  
    Paul Herman (Randy)  
    Dash Mihok (Officer Keogh)  
    Shea Whigham (Jake)  
    Matthew Russell (Ricky D'Angelo)  
    Cheryl Williams (Tiffany's mother)  
    Patrick McDade (Tiffany's father)  
    Brea Bee (Nikki)  
    Regency Boies (Regina)  
    Phillip Chorba (Jordie)  
    Anthony Lawton (Dr. Timbers)  
    Patsy Meck (Nancy, High school principal)  
    Maureen Torsney Weir (Older waitress)  
    Jeff Reim (Jeffrey)  
    Fritz Blanchette (Fritzy)  
    Rick Foster (Dance competition announcer)  
    Bonnie Aarons (Ricky D'Angelo's mother)  
    Ted Barba (Doug Culpepper)  
    Elias Birnbaum (Ricky D'Angelo's friend #1)  
    Matthew Michaels (Ricky D'Angelo's friend #2)  
    Peter Postiglione (Lawyer at bar)  
    Richard Eklund, III (Fighting Eagle fan)  
    Sanjay Shende (Indian invasion #1)  
    Mihir Pathak (Indian invasion #2)  
    Ibrahim Syed (Indian invasion #3)  
    Madhu Narula (Dr. Patel's wife)  
    Samantha Gelnaw (Jake's fiancée)  
    Tiffany Green (Tanya)  
    Tal Livshitz (Dancer Santos)  
    Vlada Semenova (Dancer Aguilar)  
    Zhan Paulovich (Dancer Makarov)  
    Svetlana Roosiparg (Dancer Tretiak)  

Summary: When Pat Solatano is released from an eight-month stay at the Karel Psychiatric Facility in Baltimore, Maryland, his mother, Dolores, arrives to pick him up. Pat asks Dolores to give Danny, a fellow patient, a ride back to their hometown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Dolores reluctantly agrees. However, once the three are on the road, she receives a call from the hospital and learns that Danny does not have permission to leave. Dolores returns Danny to Karel and reprimands Pat for lying to her. Later that day, Pat, Sr. is surprised to see his son when he and Dolores return home and asks if Pat was legally permitted to leave Karel, reminding them that the hospital stay was court-ordered. Dolores assures her husband that the release was court-approved, and they change the subject to Pat, Sr.'s plans to open a cheese steak restaurant. Concerned that Pat, Sr. has been making money through bookmaking, Pat asks how the operation will be funded, but Pat, Sr. urges him not to worry about it. Mentioning that he's lost weight, Pat announces his plans to exercise and read the books listed on a class syllabus created by his wife Nikki, a high school teacher, in order to mend his broken marriage. Pat, Sr. warns that Nikki sold their house and moved on, but Pat ignores him. One night, Pat reads Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms, one of the selections on Nikki's syllabus, and becomes irate when he reaches the ending, throwing the book out the window and waking his parents to complain about it. The next day, Pat attends a mandatory therapy session. As he signs in at the doctor's office, "My Cherie Amour," a song by Stevie Wonder, is playing and Pat demands that the receptionist turn it off. When she says she can't, Pat knocks over a magazine rack. As he sits down with Dr. Cliff Patel, Pat accuses the therapist of playing the song on purpose, and Cliff admits that he did it to see if the song still triggered a violent response. Pat explains to Cliff how he came to hate the song, which was his wedding song, saying that he came home from his high school teaching job one day to find Nikki and another teacher, Doug Culpepper, having sex in the shower while "My Cherie Amour" played on a stereo. Pat admits to snapping and brutally beating the man, but says he refuses to take any medication for his bipolar disorder because he dislikes how it makes him feel. Back at home, Pat's father, Pat, Sr., who is highly superstitious, asks him to watch a Philadelphia Eagles football game on television, believing that Pat will turn the team's luck around. Observing that Pat, Sr. holds a special handkerchief and frequently reorganizes his remote controls while watching the game, Pat accuses his father of obsessive-compulsive disorder and goes for a run. While running, Pat stops by the high school where he used to work, and the principal ushers him away. After returning home, Pat attempts to call Nikki but his father stops him, reminding him of the restraining order that forbids Pat from contacting her. The doorbell interrupts, and police officer Keogh appears, warning Pat to stay away from his old school and his old house as he is in danger of violating Nikki's restraining order. In another session with Cliff, Pat tells the doctor the philosophy he adopted at Karel: if a person works as hard as he can and stays positive, he has a chance at a "silver lining." Cliff encourages Pat to work on a strategy to use in moments when he becomes enraged. That Sunday, Pat goes to his friend Ronnie's house for dinner with Ronnie, his wife Veronica, and her younger sister, Tiffany. After Pat learns that Tiffany's husband Tommy, a police officer, recently died, he and Tiffany discuss the various psychotropic drugs they have been prescribed for mental problems. Abruptly, Tiffany leaves her seat at the dinner table and demands that Pat walk her home. Outside, Tiffany offers to have sex with Pat, but he refuses, reminding her that he is married. When she claims to be married too, Pat tells Tiffany that her husband is dead. Tiffany cries on Pat's shoulder then slaps his face and storms away. At home, Pat searches for his wedding video in a panic and wakes his parents up in need of help. Tortured by mental images of his wife's infidelity and his own violent response, Pat accidentally elbows his mother in his face. Pat, Sr. retaliates, and the father and son exchange punches until Officer Keogh shows up. The next day, Dolores and Pat, Sr. ensure that Pat takes his medication. On another run, Pat sees Tiffany, who confronts him about treating her poorly. Tiffany says she knows she has a reputation for being promiscuous, but she has passed that stage in her life and embraces both her flaws and her attributes, asking if Pat can say the same about himself. At Pat's next therapy session, Cliff suggests that Tiffany might just need a friend and encourages Pat to be there for her. Soon after, Pat and Tiffany meet for dinner, and she offers to break the law by delivering a letter from Pat to Nikki. Tiffany admits to spiraling downward after Tommy's death and getting fired from her job after sleeping with eleven different people at her office. Pat offends Tiffany by suggesting that she is crazier than he, and Tiffany storms out, rescinding her offer to deliver his letter. Outside a movie theater, Pat catches up to Tiffany but she makes a scene, shouting that Pat is harassing her. A group of teenagers, led by one of Pat's neighbors, torments him by playing a recording of "My Cherie Amour," and Pat tries to calm himself. When Officer Keogh arrives, Tiffany defends Pat, apologizing and saying that she called out for help as a joke. Pat brings his letter to Tiffany the next day, and she demands a return favor, asking Pat to be her partner at an upcoming dance competition. Soon after, Tiffany and Pat begin dance rehearsals at her house. When Pat doesn't show enough emotion on the dance floor, Tiffany tells him the story of her husband's death, explaining that Tommy was run over by a car while helping someone with a flat tire. Over time, they practice different styles of dance and Pat begins to improve. One morning, Pat, Sr. asks his son to go to the Eagles game on Sunday with his older brother, Jake, for good luck. He laments that he cannot go himself because he has been barred from the stadium after too many fistfights. Pat agrees and asks Tiffany if he can split his time between the game and dance rehearsal on Sunday. Tiffany does not approve, but provides Pat with a letter that Nikki has written in response to Pat's. He reads the letter out loud, which states that Nikki is encouraged by Pat's progress but still wary about their relationship. She writes that she needs to see something that proves Pat's transformation. Tiffany suggests that the "something" Nikki needs to see could be their dance performance. That Sunday, Pat goes to the Eagles game with Jake and runs into Cliff at a tailgate party. When a group of racist fans appear, harassing Cliff and his Indian friends, Pat tries to stay out of the altercation but eventually joins the fray. Pat, Jake, and Cliff are arrested, and later, at the Solatano house, Pat, Sr. reprimands his sons, devastated that the Eagles lost and he no longer has the capital for his restaurant. Tiffany arrives, angry that Pat missed their dance practice, and Pat, Sr. blames the Eagles' loss on Pat's involvement with Tiffany. However, Tiffany argues that every time she and Pat have spent time together during an Eagles game, the Eagles have won. Pat, Sr.'s betting partner, Randy, offers Pat a chance to reclaim his money with another bet. They agree to a parlay, a two-part bet wherein Pat, Sr. must predict the winner of the Eagles' game against the Dallas Cowboys as well as Pat and Tiffany's score at the dance competition. Pat, Sr. bets on the Eagles and says that Tiffany and Pat will score a five out of ten with their dance. Pat discourages the bet by refusing to take part in the dance competition. He steps outside to re-read the letter from Nikki and notices a peculiar turn of phrase that Tiffany used only moments ago. Meanwhile, Tiffany tells Pat, Sr. and Dolores that the only way to get Pat to the competition is to lie to him and say Nikki will be there. The following Sunday, the Eagles game is underway as the dance competition begins at the Benjamin Franklin Hotel. Pat's family and friends watch the Eagles game on a television in the hotel lobby while Pat and Tiffany head upstairs to check in. When Tiffany spots Nikki in the lobby, she panics and ambushes Ronnie and Veronica, who are friends with Nikki, wanting to know why they brought her there. Ronnie tells his sister-in-law that Pat should have a chance to repair his marriage. In tears, Tiffany disappears to the bar, drinks vodka, and flirts with a random man. Meanwhile, the Eagles win, and Pat, Sr. rushes to the dance floor to catch Pat and Tiffany's performance. Pat finds Tiffany as their names are called and drags her to the dance floor, where they deliver a spirited, if unconventional, performance, earning an average score of 5.0. Having won the parlay for Pat, Sr., Tiffany and Pat scream in triumph. When Pat walks over to Nikki and whispers into her ear, however, Tiffany leaves the hotel in tears. Moments later, Pat looks for Tiffany but Pat, Sr. informs him that Tiffany left. Pat, Sr. says that Tiffany loves Pat and encourages his son to take advantage of the moment. Pat catches up to Tiffany outside and gives her a letter that he wrote one week ago declaring his love for her. They kiss passionately, and the next Sunday, Tiffany joins Pat's family to watch the football game.

 

 
Genre: Comedy
  Romance
 
Subject Major: Dance contests
  Mental illness
  Romance
  Separation (Marital)
  Wagers
 
Subject Minor: Baltimore (MD)
  Books
  Compulsive gamblers
  Courtship
  Exercise
  Family relationships
  Fathers and sons
  Fistfights
  Friendship
  Love letters
  Philadelphia (PA)
  Philadelphia Athletics (Baseball team)
  Promiscuity
  Psychiatrists
  Psychologists
  Sanitariums
  Schoolteachers
  Specific football teams
  Specific types of drugs
  Superstition
  Widows

Note: The film commences with a logo for The Weinstein Company, followed by a title card establishing the setting: "Karel Psychiatric Facility, Baltimore." All credits, beginning with director David O. Russell's, appear at the end of the film.
       End credits include the following acknowledgements: " A Farewell to Arms courtesy of Simon & Schuster; Singin' in the Rain licensed by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc." and "Photos provided by Getty Images: Hemera Technologies; Brand X Pictures; Jupiter Images; Thinkstock; George Doyle; Media Images; Photodisc; Dick Luria." Also in the end credits the producers thank the following individuals and organizations: Sydney Pollack; Anthony Minghella; Franklin Leonard; Lou Lombardi; Seth Berg; Wendy Christiansen; Allison O'Donnell; Jeff Rosen; Tiffany Steffens; Ridley Park Borough; Ridley Park Police Department; Ridley Township; Ridley Township Police Department; Greater Philadelphia Film Office – Sharon Pinkenson; Pennsylvania Film Office; Upper Darby Police Department; Upper Darby Township; Annheuser-Busch; Diageo; Ketel One; Pepsi; and Reebok. Following the special thanks is the written statement, "This project was made possible with the support of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Film Office."
       As announced in a 1 Jun 2007 DV news brief, the Weinstein Company bought the film rights to Matthew Quick's novel before it was set to be published in early 2009. At the time, Sydney Pollack and Anthony Minghella's production company, Mirage Pictures, was on board to produce with Michelle Raimo Kouyate. Director David O. Russell's involvement was announced in a 30 Mar 2009 HR item, which also stated that Russell would write the adaptation. According to a 3 Dec 2012 Time article, Russell's interest stemmed partly from the fact that his son, Matthew, had special needs, and the character "Pat Solatano" reminded him of an older version of Matthew. He also mentioned that actor Robert De Niro had a similar situation in his family, and that they had shared stories over the years. In a 14 Sep 2012 HR article, Russell stated that he prepared for the film by visiting the institution that doubled as Karel Psychiatric Facility and spoke to several patients with bipolar disorder.
       A 14 Sep 2012 HR article stated that actor Mark Wahlberg was originally attached to play Pat, but his deal could not be negotiated for undisclosed reasons. As stated in Time, actor Bradley Cooper, who replaced Wahlberg, related to Pat as an Italian-American from Philadelphia, PA, and a longtime fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. Joining the cast after a five-year hiatus from motion pictures, Chris Tucker signed on to play the supporting character, "Danny," according to a 6 Dec 2012 Rolling Stone article. Tucker had received a reported $25 million salary on his last film, Rush Hour 3 (2007, see entry), after which the Internal Revenue Service filed reports that Tucker "owed $11.5 million in back taxes" in 2010. Russell commented, in reference to Tucker's status as a supporting player in Silver Linings Playbook, that "bringing that kind of a star to this kind of a role, it's like he stepped back to step forward."
       Principal photography was set to begin in fall 2011, according to a 7 Sep 2011 HR item, and lasted thirty-three days, as stated in the 3 Dec 2012 Time. A 19 Nov 2012 LAT item reported that the production budget was $21 million.
       According to a 23 Nov 2012 WSJ article, Pat's wedding song in Quick's novel was not "My Cherie Amour" by Stevie Wonder but "Songbird" by Kenny G; however, WSJ clarified that the Stevie Wonder song did exist in Quick's original manuscript, but the author had later changed it due to "a licensing snag." Russell reverted to "My Cherie Amour" in the film as he felt that the Kenny G song might not translate to the screen as comically as Stevie Wonder's tune.
       A 15 Nov 2012 HR news item reported that the Weinstein Company had cancelled their original wide release plans set for 21 Nov 2012 in favor of a platform release, with the film opening in 400 theaters instead of 1,500 or 2,000, and expanding to more venues in early Dec 2012. Prior to theatrical release, the film was shown in more than 200 "word-of-mouth screenings" designed to increase awareness, as stated in a 29 Oct 2012 LAT article.
       Critical reception was predominantly positive. In a 22 Nov 2012 LAT brief, critic Kenneth Turan urged moviegoers to see Silver Linings Playbook, calling it "a complete success from a team of singular talents." Joe Morgenstern of WSJ deemed it "the best movie so far this year" in his 16 Nov 2012 review, while the 21 Sep 2012 HR lauded its outstanding ensemble cast and "anchoring lead performances" by Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. As of 30 Dec 2012, the film had grossed $36 million worldwide, as reported by a PR Newswire item of the same date.
       Silver Linings Playbook was named as one of AFI's Movies of the Year. The film won the Toronto International Film Festival's "People's Choice Award," as announced in a 17 Sep 2012 DV item. Jennifer Lawrence received a Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actress - Comedy or Musical; and the film received the following Golden Globe nominations: Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical; Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical (Jennifer Lawrence); Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical (Bradley Cooper); and Best Screenplay – Motion Picture (David O. Russell). Silver Linings Playbook was also nominated for the following Academy Awards: Best Picture; Actor in a Leading Role (Bradley Cooper); Actress in a Leading Role (Jennifer Lawrence); Actor in a Supporting Role (Robert De Niro); Actress in a Supporting Role (Jacki Weaver); Director; Film Editing; and Writing (Adapted Screenplay).  

Note Credits: General (mod): Mark Wahlberg
  General (mod): Sydney Pollack
  General (mod): Anthony Minghella
  Geographic location: Phildadelphia Pennsylvania United States

Source   Date   Page
Daily Variety   1 Jun 2007.   
Daily Variety   9 Apr 2009   p. 1, 9.
Daily Variety   17 Sep 2012.   
Hollywood Reporter   30 Mar 2009   p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter   7 Sep 2011.   
Hollywood Reporter   14 Sep 2012.   
Hollywood Reporter   21 Sep 2012   p. 52.
Hollywood Reporter   15 Nov 2012.   
Los Angeles Times   20 Sep 2012   Section D, p. 9.
Los Angeles Times   29 Oct 2012   Section D, p. 1.
Los Angeles Times   16 Nov 2012   Section D, p. 1.
Los Angeles Times   19 Nov 2012   Section D, p. 6.
Los Angeles Times   22 Nov 2012   Section D, p. 3.
New York Times   16 Nov 2012   Section C, p. 1.
PR Newswire   30 Dec 2012.   
Rolling Stone   6 Dec 2012.   
Time   3 Dec 2012   p. 66.
Variety   23 Sep 2012   p. 19, 31.
WSJ   16 Nov 2012   Section D, p. 5.
WSJ   23 Nov 2012   Section D, p. 4.

 
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