Silver Linings Playbook

Crazy Love – ★★★★½

David O’Russell’s latest film is a story of two lost souls, swimming in a fish bowl, year after year, running over the same old ground. Hold on now… No… that’s a Pink Floyd song… Eh

Bradley Cooper plays Pat Solatano, a man who lost everything after attacking the schmuck who was having an affair with his wife. He escaped prison with a plea bargain that saw him spend eight months in a mental institution. His mother and father (Animal Kingdom’s Jacki Weaver and Little Fockers’ Bobby de Niro) take him in as he fixates on reuniting with his wife, despite her holding a restraining order against him. That is until the arrival of Jennifer Lawrence’s Tiffany, a recently widowed young woman with issues of her own…

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The Five-Year Engagement

Something borrowed… – ★★½

The latest from “The House of Apatow” sees Jason Segel and Emily Blunt teaming up to play a couple who can never quite tie the knot. The delay is all down to geography, logistics and that old cinematic rom-com favourite… “fear of commitment”.

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