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Old 17-12-2012, 12:07
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My film of 2012. I saw the trailer twice before seeing the film and the first time I got the impression it was a serious film so the second time I saw it, the rom com element that hit me came as a bit of a surprise. I would say it's a blend of both- the second half leaning heavily on the rom more than com.

Having previously only seen JL in THG which I didn't really "get" I was dubious about her but her portrayal of a feisty, vulnerable character was believable and moved me more than BC's. Anyone with any mental health issues shouldn't have an issue with the way the subject was dealt with although I don't think the film breaks any boundaries when it comes to helping people without understand.
I was unsure how the film was going to end having not quite got it to be rom or serious and thought at one point the tears I had at the end of the film were going to be for a different reason. I would advise anyone to go into it with little ide of a plot as possible.
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Old 17-12-2012, 12:19
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Wasnt a fan. Its something I would have watched on a rainy Sunday aftermoon if I had nothing better to do, but it wasnt my type of movie.
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Old 17-12-2012, 18:22
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http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/n...te-awards.html

It won big at the Satellite awards Bradley and Jennifer won too!
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Old 02-01-2013, 18:13
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Old 10-01-2013, 23:48
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Could this get the Best Picture Oscar?

Any predictions for any other awards at all?
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Old 10-01-2013, 23:51
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So delighted De Niro got a nod

Despite some poor films over the last couple years he is still the best actor of all time (of course in my opinion) so really hope he can get his 3rd oscar
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Old 11-01-2013, 18:06
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Could this get the Best Picture Oscar?

Any predictions for any other awards at all?
Best Actress is still its best shot at the Oscars with Supporting Actor not far behind. I can't see it winning BP.
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:17
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I saw this today

Amazing film. Jennifer is incredible. Give her the oscar

Bradley is sensational. Give him the oscar. The strongest male performance i have seen since Ryan Gosling's Blue valentine.

Robert Di Niro and Jackie Weaver are brilliant in the supporting roles.

This film hit home for me on a huge personal level. Such an incredible film. Deserves loads of awards.
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Old 14-01-2013, 14:37
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Originally Posted by Moe's tavern;62640151
It will be interesting to see how mental health charities react to it though, as it is used somewhat as a way of making the characters behave a little wackily, so not quite the most sensitive of portrayals.

[URL="http://www.boomuk.net/silverlinings.html"
Review here.[/url]
From what I've read, it seems to have positive reviews about its portrayal of mental health.

However, since he has bi-polar, I was surprised that there weren't any depressive phases in the film - the focus was on the manic. I think maybe Homeland shows the two spectrums of the illness better...
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Old 15-01-2013, 07:51
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Brilliant film, such great cast+chemistry. Jennifer Lawrence stood out for me, but every did very well. Hope they get some Oscars
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Old 15-01-2013, 19:29
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Brilliant film, such great cast+chemistry. Jennifer Lawrence stood out for me, but every did very well. Hope they get some Oscars
Jennifer's scenes with Robert were amazing - she totally stood up to him in the acting stakes! I was really impressed.

Loved Bradley too - I'm so glad he's getting recognised for his serious acting now
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Old 15-01-2013, 19:54
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Jennifer's scenes with Robert were amazing - she totally stood up to him in the acting stakes! I was really impressed.

Loved Bradley too - I'm so glad he's getting recognised for his serious acting now
This was in the category, Comedy/Musical at the GG's,..... But pleased Jennifer Lawrence won, best thing about the Film and a great speech too.

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Old 15-01-2013, 23:09
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Yeh her speech was brilliant
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Old 17-01-2013, 17:01
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Watched this yesterday, thankfully I found a cinema close by still showing it, it was good but I didn't love it. Jennifer Lawrence was as brilliant as expected, great performances from the rest of the cast as well. I agree with those who said her best scenes were with Robert De Niro, who was excellent as well. I'll have to wait until I've seen the other 4 performances from the Supporting Actor nominees, but his performance will take some beating imo.

I thought it was an improvement on the book, which I didn't like at all hence why the massive chances didn't bother me as they normally do with book adaptations. Pat was much more likeable in the film, thanks to both Bradley Cooper and the general rom-comifying of the book. Also, I didn't realise just how much had changed from the book until I read the wiki on the way home, it's like they're two completely separate things. Most changes were for the better, but I think the ending was a bit too easy, Pat realising Tiffany wrote the letter and just being ok with it, not being as angry as he had been over much smaller things. It was all a bit "is that it?" and an anticlimax imo.

I would like to watch it again before the Oscars but I doubt I'll be able to, because I think I was a little biased from not liking the book so will probably enjoy it a lot more on the second watch.
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Old 17-01-2013, 17:08
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I hope Jennifer is wise with her career roles after this film. She has established herself in a new franchise as the title character, but also being able to do low budget critically acclaimed films like Winters Bone and Silver Linings.
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Old 17-01-2013, 19:12
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Watched this yesterday, thankfully I found a cinema close by still showing it, it was good but I didn't love it. Jennifer Lawrence was as brilliant as expected, great performances from the rest of the cast as well. I agree with those who said her best scenes were with Robert De Niro, who was excellent as well. I'll have to wait until I've seen the other 4 performances from the Supporting Actor nominees, but his performance will take some beating imo.

I thought it was an improvement on the book, which I didn't like at all hence why the massive chances didn't bother me as they normally do with book adaptations. Pat was much more likeable in the film, thanks to both Bradley Cooper and the general rom-comifying of the book. Also, I didn't realise just how much had changed from the book until I read the wiki on the way home, it's like they're two completely separate things. Most changes were for the better, but I think the ending was a bit too easy, Pat realising Tiffany wrote the letter and just being ok with it, not being as angry as he had been over much smaller things. It was all a bit "is that it?" and an anticlimax imo.

I would like to watch it again before the Oscars but I doubt I'll be able to, because I think I was a little biased from not liking the book so will probably enjoy it a lot more on the second watch.
I'm hoping it will be released on DVD soon - hopefully it will be by March.

I wonder what will happen with Bradley's roles now? He's already in another film (A Place Beyond the Pines) which is supposed to be another career-best performance, so it's going to be interesting what he does.
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Old 18-01-2013, 12:49
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Saw this. What a delightful film. I don't like rom-coms by any stretch of the imagination, but I can admit when a film is good, and this is really good.

People are talking about Lawrence, and I admit she was excellent, but I can't look past Bradley Cooper's performance. I had only previously seen him in The Hangover (a comedy of course) and Limitless (which I thought sucked) so I was surprised and delighted to see him deliver an exquisite performance here. The chemistry between the two main leads was there too.

In fact, the whole ensemble worked wonderfully I thought. Robert De Niro, Jackie Weaver and Chris Tucker all stood out too.
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Old 11-02-2013, 01:46
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IMDB says Angelina Jolie and Anne Hathaway were considered for the lead in this. It wouldn't have been half as good if that were the case. Quality movie, Jennifer Lawrence was brilliant.
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Old 11-02-2013, 01:51
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I don't know, it was good but nothing special. It seemed to be saying 'You are not worth much unless you are in a relationship'.

Plus the portrayal of mental health wasn't exactly good for those with mental health conditions.
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Old 11-02-2013, 20:22
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It's released on DVD on April 1st
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Old 12-02-2013, 15:47
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I finally got around to watching this after reading the book some time ago.

In terms of the Oscars, I think its Bradley Cooper's best performance to date, but I believe there are one or two more deserving Best Actor nominees (Joaquin Phoenix in particular - although I'm pretty sure he doesn't stand a chance this year).

Jennifer Lawrence was great but she'll have stiff competition from Emanuelle Riva and Jessica Chastain. She has a better chance than Cooper though.

I don't think Robert De Niro was particularly Oscar-worthy in this role, although I did enjoy his scenes with Lawrence.

All in all, a really great film, but there is a danger of it being completely overlooked at the Oscars.
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:32
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It's up for a lot of Oscars - more than at the Baftas and the Golden Globes so I think it will win at least a couple. I hope so anyway
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Old 22-02-2013, 17:56
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Just got around to seeing this today and really loved it. I thought Jennifer Lawrence was sensational and I'll be disappointed if she doesn't win Best Actress on Sunday.

Cooper was also brilliant, though he won't win. De Niro was fine, but I don't think his performance was worthy of a win.

I hope it'll pick up an Oscar for Lawrence and possibly Adapted Screenplay, but I don't think it'll win Best Picture.
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Old 22-02-2013, 18:42
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Pre ordered the dvd

Just dawned on me Jennifer own her golden globe for the comedy genre. The film had it's funny moments but her performance or the subject matter were not funny at all. It was a dramatic performance. I wonder if they put her in that category because of Jessica Chastain. They did the same with Michelle Williams last year.
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Old 22-02-2013, 23:33
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Pre ordered the dvd

Just dawned on me Jennifer own her golden globe for the comedy genre. The film had it's funny moments but her performance or the subject matter were not funny at all. It was a dramatic performance. I wonder if they put her in that category because of Jessica Chastain. They did the same with Michelle Williams last year.
The movie is a dramatic comedy.
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