Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Malletts Adult, Pittsfield Adult
Robert De Niro, Chris Tucker, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jacki Weaver.
Based on the bestselling book by Matthew Quick, the riotous and poignant story of how a man who has lost everything, his house, his job, his wife, reconnects with himself and creates his own silver linings from the bonds he forms with his family and friends.
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen, Dolby digital 5.1.
4 out of 5 stars really is the perfect rating for this movie. Good movie. I'd watch it again, just to have someone else watch it who hasn't seen it. Wouldn't watch again just for myself. Really enjoyed the whole mental illness aspect of it, and there were many different levels of mental illnesses in the different characters. I really enjoyed that being in a movie. But I felt a little cheated at the end. Felt a bit cliche to me. Oh well. Good flick.
Like krayla, I hadn't read the book either and didn't know what to expect. But I wound up loving it and seeing it several times. I would watch it again, too. The acting was phenomenal. I didn't really have an opinion on Bradley Cooper either way before seeing this, but he's definitely earned my respect. The scenes where he's in the middle of his mania were really hard to watch because they were so heartbreaking, but it really did help me better understand people who are dealing with those illnesses. This movie was great in showing that everyone can find someone to love them no matter what they might be going through.
I have not read the book yet, so I didn't really know what to expect. Although a lot of the movie is inevitably sad when touching on themes like death, separation, and loneliness, most of it is absolutely hilarious. I really loved the fact that the main characters are believable and real.