Reviewed by Aaron M
Bradley Cooper plays Pat. Pat is bipolar and is trying to get back with his wife after he is released from a hospital. He landed in a mental institution for eight months after he caught his wife in the shower having sex with another man; he almost killed the man. He fell apart because of this.
He went to his parents place after getting out and did everything to have his wife back. That’s when he met Tiffany. Jennifer Lawrence plays Tiffany who just lost her husband and she is struggling to find a silver lining just like Pat. Like Pat, Jennifer has history of psychological issues. Pat is drawn to Jennifer and together they were able to resolve their personal issues thru a dance competition.
Robert De Niro plays Pat Sr. who is obsessive-compulsive. He likes to watch football and gambles a lot. He is very superstitious when he watches football; he is banned from the stadium for fighting because of his superstition.
The performances of the main actors and supporting casts are very strong that includes Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Laurence and Robert De Niro. Bradley Coopers acting is superb. This is so far his best acting from any of his films. De Niro is great as well; he still has great acting skills.
Overall, this is a very good film worth watching. It has great story and very well acted. It is clever, creative with original story.
1) Best Picture
2) Best Actor, Bradley Cooper
3) Best Actress, Jennifer Lawrence
4) Best Supporting Actor, Robert Deniro
5) Best Supporting Actress, Jacki Weaver
6) Best Director, David O. Russell
7) Best Adapted Screenplay, David O. Russell
8) Best Film Editing, Jay Cassidy and Crispin Ctruthers