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Silver Linings Playbook

Unread postby Hikohadon » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:31 pm

Meh. Maybe worse than meh. Really good first half, awful ending, what with the contrived dance-contest-bet garbage. The ex-wife melodrama at the end was hokey too.

For a bad movie, it had more really good scenes in it than average, for sure. Pretty much every one of them had Jennifer Lawrence, who was great in it. Totally deserved the accolades she got. Without her, the movie is a steaming pile.

And it reminds me of when my friends who know nothing about sports try to write a script where a character is talking about sports. It would be like me writing a scene where two women discuss menstrual cycles.

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Re: Silver Linings Playbook

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:36 pm

The ending was so, so, so bad.

I loved most of the movie, but the last ten minutes... man.

I thought it was good, but man did it die a cliche death.
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Re: Silver Linings Playbook

Unread postby Hikohadon » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:57 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:The ending was so, so, so bad.

I loved most of the movie, but the last ten minutes... man.

I thought it was good, but man did it die a cliche death.


Very accurate. The end multiplied the whole product by zero.

For those that haven't watched it, turn the movie off immediately after Lawrence yells at DeNiro (and DeNiro says he likes her) and you'll be much more satisfied.
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Unread postby Sea Foam Green » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:01 pm

Also, lot of Bradly Cooper. A Lot. After watching it, I just assumed that's what it's popularity was based on, because the plot was a slow train in Nebraska. [See it coming for miles, takes forever to get there].

I think there was like a grand total of 1 minute when that guy wasn't center frame on screen.

Also, Jennifer Williams, I agree with what Todd VanDerWerf tweeted, which I'll steal because he's better at thinking than I am: [paraphrasing from memory]. The rest of the cast was in a quirky romcom about mental illness while she was in some entirely different, more dramatic, movie. Also, she was visible to young for the role.
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Re: Silver Linings Playbook

Unread postby Hikohadon » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:09 pm

Sea Foam Green wrote:The rest of the cast was in a quirky romcom about mental illness while she was in some entirely different, more dramatic, movie.


That's the movie I want to see, then, since she awakened a long-dormant attraction to crazy chicks. And she was all sorts of crazy.
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Unread postby e0y2e3 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:16 pm

Sea Foam Green wrote:Jennifer Williams


I didn't know Eric Williams crazy ass wife that is on that VH1 Basketball Wives show was in this? Shit, if she was she sure as hell was miscast. And from what I have read that bitch is pretty effin overdramatic too.

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