It’s been a while since I saw a film this genre-ambiguous. Seemingly a comedy lining up Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro & Jackie Weaver in the prime roles, Jennifer Lawrence tangents in and all of a sudden the film switches orbits, resulting in a very odd plot that goes nowhere near where you thought you were headed. Fold in De Niro’s superstitious obsession with a sports team, and all of a sudden you’ve got a very different film on your hands – and a plot involving a dance contest! If nothing else, I enjoyed it just for the unexpected journey!
Silver Linings Playbook