silver linings playbookStarring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver & Chris Tucker
Written & directed by David O. Russell

After an eight-month stay at a psychiatric hospital, a man recently-diagnosed with bipolar disorder struggles to maintain relationships with his parents and estranged wife while befriending a young widow with emotional issues of her own.

Hollywood solves our
nation’s mental health issues
with dancing, jazz hands.

Grade: B+

By Daniel J. Hoag
Silver Linings Playbook is playing now in theaters nationwide.