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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Like Crazy

You drive me craaaaaazy, I just can't sleep - ★★★★

originally published in November 2011

American boy and English girl fall in love in LA. Girl overstays US study VISA. Girl goes home to jolly England for wedding. Girl tries to get back into America but is denied entry by angry customs lady. Girl goes back to England to mope. Boy doesn’t want to leave his fledgling L.A. chair design company. Girl still can’t get into L.A.. Girl gets new boyfriend. Boy gets new girlfriend. Boy unhappy. Girl unhappy. Boy and girl to re-unite?

On paper, this doesn’t really sound all that promising does it?

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