Analysis of Silver Linings Playbook

1818 Words Sep 29th, 2014 8 Pages
Emily Kraft, RN
“Silver Linings Playbook” Review: Family Dynamics
Trocaire College

Everybody has a little bit of crazy in them right? The film Silver Linings Playbook is the perfect example of this statement. The movie was released in 2012 and was based on the novel The Silver Linings Playbook. The film was a blockbuster in the theaters along with winning countless Academy Awards and Golden Globe nominations. The Solitano family had many issues that were portrayed over time such as marriage problems, gambling, losing jobs, lying, mental problems, relationship problems; you name it and they had it. If it weren't for everyday common struggles among the average American family, people wouldn't know how to fight for their families or
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Meanwhile, desperate to contact his ex-wife, he meets a woman named Tiffany Maxwell, who happens to play a huge role in Pat's future. Pat had been invited to an old friend's house for dinner where he met her; Tiffany's sister was a good friend of Nikki. In a round about way, the main character, Pat, uses Tiffany to reach out to Nikki through means of a letter, but not without agreeing to be a partner in an upcoming dance competition. In the end Pat and Tiffany fall in love. No one on earth is perfect or without flaws. We all struggle daily with internal and external conflicts. Some of us just know how to handle and cope with situations a little better than others. These are vital mechanisms needed in order to live a mentally healthy lifestyle. When people do not know how to control their reactions and cope, many terrible things can arise such as mental illness.
Pat was a former teacher, whom being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder really set his life back in a negative way for a while. Bipolar Disorder is an illness that is associated with mood swings that range from the lows of depression to the highs of mania. Without medication and treatment by a psychiatrist, it is highly unlikely for a person to lead a normal life. In the first moments out of the mental hospital, Pat menti oned that he did not like how the medication made him feel, but after many run-ins with the