movie “Silver Linings Playbook” is a drama-romantic comedy written and directed by David O. Russell and among others, stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert De Niro. The film received eight academy award nominations, was nominated in all four Oscar categories, and does a fairly accurate job of portraying an individual with a bipolar disorder, who was just released into the care of his parents, and his segue back into his family and social life after eight months of clinical treatment
In the movie, ‘Silver linings Playbook’ Pat Solitano is diagnosed with clinical bipolar disorder 1 and struggles with stress-induced manic outbursts. This is revealed by a manic episode where Solitano is seen to almost beat to death a co-worker, who he caught cheating on with is wife. The repercussion of Solitano’s actions results in termination of his job, estrangement from his wife who takes out a restraining order and sees Solitano institutionalized for eight months in a psychiatric hospital.
negatively hindering that persons relationship with their peers, ability to work, get an education, and function normally with a balanced mood ("Bipolar Disorder",n.d). Bradley Cooper plays a middle-aged man, Patrick Solitano, who suffers from Bipolar Disorder in the movieSilver Linings Playbook. Pat went through many obstacles after a trigger set him off into a rage that landed him at a mental institution for eight months. He spent his life thinking that he just has a short fuse like his father, but later
Film Analysis on Silver Linings Playbook Life is hard and a struggle, but even tougher for someone who struggles with a psychological disorder. Bipolar disorder is a well-known psychological disorder and has effective treatment methods. Although, ultimately it is up to the patient with the disorder. The reason I chose the film Silver Linings Playbook is because not only did I enjoy the film, but I can relate to it. For I know someone who suffers from bipolar disorder, and even though they encounter
Synopsis Silver Linings Playbooks tells the story of Pat Solitano Jr. (played by Bradley Cooper), a high school teacher diagnosed with bipolar disorder who is trying to get his life back together. The movie opens as Pat is released from a psychiatric hospital after eight months of treatment and moves back in with his parents. He is determined to get back together with his wife, Nikki, despite all the signs that say she does not want to be with him - such as the restraining order she filed against
Psychology, Azusa Pacific Online University Abstract This paper is a complete critical film analysis about one of the psychological disorders depicted in the film, Silver Linings Playbook. Although there are three important characters portraying three different psychological disorders, the focus will be on the main character (Pat Salitano Jr.) played by Bradley Cooper. Cooper’s character is diagnosed with the psychological disorder known as bipolar disorder. Thus, throughout the analysis there