Zzzzsilver Linings Playbook

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor (Bradley Cooper), Best Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Best Supporting Actor (Robert de Niro), Best Supporting Actress ( Jacki Weaver), Best Director (David O. Russell), Best Film Editing, Cinematography

Sticking to my personal project to write an entry each day for the whole month of February and keeping up with my Oscars 2013 Challenge, I am bound to write about this Bradley Cooper movie.

Two ex-colleagues educated me about Katniss. I really thought it was a vampire character from those “modern” vampire flicks. Apparently, the lead actress, Jennifer Lawrence, also starred in Hunger Games, a movie I didn’t really wanna see. Apparently, she was nominated for Best Actress for this movie.

And so I was kind of excited to watch it.

Maybe it wasn’t a good idea to watch it after a tooth extraction. I was actually on drugs (painkiller and antibiotic) when I watched it. But maybe it’s not that.

I dozed off while watching it. I was bored the whole time. Although the dance scene sort of woke me up, but that was it.

I like Jacki Weaver’s Dolores, though. I think she’s a strong contender for the best supporting actress award. Robert de Niro is good, but ain’t he always?

Perhaps I was not just in the mood for some tearjerker (a friend said he cried) and mushy cornballs (without the tackiness, clap-clap for pulling that off). I’ve seen better ones.

Anyway, Roger Ebert says it “is so good, it could almost be a terrific old classic.” Well, it could almost be. It’s just not my cup of tea.

P.S. I watched “Frank and Robot” after watching it. I enjoyed that more.


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