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You can find much more information about your privacy choices in our privacy policy.Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our site.After a few terse exchanges and mild flirtations that go hilariously wrong, Pat makes a deal with the limber Tiffany: He’ll perform as her partner in a dance competition if she helps him get back in touch with his wife.It should come as no great surprise that the time the two spend together results in a burgeoning attraction that complicates the matters at hand.As disgraced former substitute teacher Pat (Bradley Cooper) attempts to piece his life together in the wake of a mental breakdown, “Silver Linings Playbook” smartly engages with his legitimate dramas while infusing them with an upbeat spirit akin to the inspiration he seeks.Having caught his wife (essentially a non-character for the duration of the movie) in the shower with another teacher, Pat gets shipped away for mental help.

The only gimmicky turn comes from Chris Tucker as Pat’s effusive pal from the looney bin from which he keeps escaping, but he never feels out of sync with Russell’s commitment to keepings the atmosphere light even as Pat’s emotional trauma rings true.

“You are afraid to be alive,” she tells him, clearly speaking from experience.

The line aptly sums up the appeal of “Silver Linings Playbook,” a movie that explores the fear of overcoming challenges by making it possible to laugh at them. The Weinstein Company releases “Silver Linings Playbook” on November 21.

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