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Silver Linings Playbook is Full of Silver Linings…would be an awesome title for this post.

4 Jan

Posted by: Alex

Happy new year, everyone! My new year’s resolution for 2013 is to accept compliments better. So, before you even tell me how great this post is, and how pretty you think I look today, let me just graciously say “thank you.”

As my first post of the year, I want to make it a point to show that I actually saw a movie while it is in the theaters, and I saw one that will probably be nominated for at least three Academy Awards. And I am making my prediction now that Silver Linings Playbook, while very good, will not take home any awards (I’m making this public, friends who come over to watch the Oscars and fill out our Oscar ballot, because when I win, once again, you’ll know I’m not cheating, which I will undoubtedly be accused of).

I would like to eat in a diner with Bradley Cooper. I mean, if he asked nicely.

I would like to eat in a diner with Bradley Cooper. I mean, if he asked nicely.

One thing I’ve learned about myself over the last couple of years is that I have certain genres of television and movies that I like, and I make no time for the others. I like comedies, the darker the better, because I like to laugh and be jovial, but I prefer my comedy smart. Unless you’re the movie Old School, which is one of the best movies ever made. Vince Vaughn doesn’t even have to speak and I am rolling on the floor laughing (sorry, young people – ROTF). If a documentary is made about any topic, I will find it interesting. Add some dramatic music and narration, and you could be telling me about how to fold a box and I will be convinced it’s of critical importance. And I will typically watch dramas in only two forms – political (ideally, based on real-life events. I was as excited for Frost/Nixon as some people are for The Hobbit) or psychological. I guess I like movies about people more dysfunctional than myself because they make me feel normal. That’s where Silver Linings Playbook comes in.

I have chills!

I have chills!

I don’t think I’ll be giving much away in the following paragraphs, so feel free to read on if you’re planning on seeing this movie. Unless basic plot counts as a spoiler, then SPOILER ALERT!!! BASIC PLOT WILL BE DISCUSSED!!! I’m just trying to cover my bases. If you opt to stop here, I’ll take the fact that you’ve read this far as a compliment. Thank you.

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