Look for the signs
Every year, my sister and I go to the movies on Christmas Day. We’ve gotten all of our Christmas-y activities done by Noon of that day and we rarely go to the movies the rest of the year. This year the pickings were slim for Christmas blockbusters. We weren’t interested in Les Miserables or The Hobbit so we might as well have gone home. But we were determined (by boredom) to go to the movies. We picked Silver Linings Playbook primarily based on intrigue.
IMDB labels Silver Linings as a comedy and it hardly is. At times it is funny, but there are never moments of prime comedy or laughter. The story is heavy, raw, dramatic, and refreshing, but not refreshing like Young Adult. I was very happy with the ending. I thought it was an excellent stroke to a very real depiction of mental illness and nailed the silver lining.
Number of re-watches: At least one more