I am only going to say this once, but I AM going to MULTIPLY it times infinity when I do say it...yes, math nerds, I think that is possible!!!
Go RIGHT NOW and find this movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(picture "borrowed" from Google images...they are cool like that)
I will not give any of the plot away except to say that I will be buying a notebook asap and make it my SLP. Plus, COME ON...you have eye candy from both angles! Hello? Bradley Cooper AND Jennifer Lawrence???? Anyone with vision knows that this is a win-win even if the movie sucks...which is sure as hell does NOT!!! RUN NOW to your nearest Redbox, Hastings, Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, Barnes and Noble, K-Mart, Blockbuster (does that still exist?), and the almighty (because it's my favorite) AMAZON!!!! I realize a plethora (that's my favorite word lately) of places to rent or buy this kick ass movie exist, but I hope you are comprehending my point as to the POWER of Silver Linings.
Now, I will secretly admit that I watch most movies like I read books....I annotate...in my head, of course. I chalk it up to a career hazard of being a high school English teacher for 13 years (or I would rather think it is because I'm an undiscovered member of Mensa). Any who, this work of art (the movie...not my brain) is chalked full of the most amazing quotes, symbols, metaphors, and etc. I am in awe of the author of the book, screenwriter, director, and everyone else that created this masterpiece. Yes, I know it sounds like I am working on an Oscar speech, but it is the truth people.
This movie will TRULY, TRULY, TRULY go down as one of the greatest in the playbook history of cinema (yes, the pun was well intended)!!!
And I WILL be adding Matthew Quick's book to my own personal library (among the others that he has written)....yes, it was a book which in turn was made into this astonishing, mind-blowing piece!
Just PLEASE do me a favor when you DO (oh, and you will) watch the movie, actually listen to the words of the characters....so many good life quotes to be shared. EXCELSIOR!!!!!!!!
Btw....here is an extra tidbit about the kick "a" author:
Matthew Quick (aka Q) is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, which was made into an Oscar-winning film. His work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages and has received a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention, among other accolades. Q lives with his wife, novelist/pianist Alicia Bessette.
****Info so GENEROUSLY provided the best company of all time....AMAZON!!!
(picture borrowed again from Google images...cuz again, they are SO cool like that)
Disclaimer Alert: I was awakened by a crappy headache and hunger at 4:33 am (went to bed at 2:19 am), and I had this movie on my mind and felt the need to blog. Feel free to ignore any grammatical mistakes due to lack of sleep.