One of my three favorite films of 2012, and I hold them all at the same level.
David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook is one of those supremely character-driven films that will grab you virtually from frame one. While he's been around since the '80s, working in various production capacities, he really didn't come to the fore until Flirting with Disaster (1996).
Since then, it was two films in five years (Three Kings - 1999 and I Heart Huckabees - 2004), and then came The Fighter (2010), which, almost as if he'd just arrived on the scene, brought his work to heart of public attention (and awards).
Now, he's quickly up the ante with Silver Linings Playbook.
Technically, as another 2k DI, it should be a perfect Blu-ray, and it doesn't disappoint.
For those who haven't yet seen this film, it's available from the Weinstein Company, as distributed via Anchor Bay.
One question, for those who haven't yet availed themselves of this film's pleasure.
Silver Linings Playbook should be in every serious Blu-ray library.
For those looking to the future American Hustle is coming, with a planned release date of Christmas of this year. Cast sounds interesting: Jennifer Lawrence (that archery picture), Bradley Cooper (Wedding Crashers), Jeremy Renner (28 Weeks Later), Christian Bale (Newsies), Amy Adams (Psycho Beach Party) and Robert De Niro (Greetings). Can't wait for the Holidays to arrive.
Very Highly Recommended.