Withhold major traumatic events until the end Traumatic events for the narrator and Tiffany were withheld to the end but their revelation was spoiled for me thanks to the movie. Overall, I don't hate this book. Russell's 2012 film Silver Linings Playbook, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. But now that he's at home, things aren't quite right. It might not come as a surprise to learn that Pat has spent time in a mental health facility. Pat and Tiffany may be bi-polar, but they can dance the stars into your eyes. The ending was so predictable, that I called out the last judge's score,exactly,in advance! There are some movies you watch and you know the second you see them that they will become iconic.
The narrative conceit of Pat writing down his thoughts of the day works well here. I found myself skipping pages in the book whenever Pat talked about football. Again, it's not about the Eagles although it nicely uses real player names and actual events in the 2006 Eagles season, for example the Terrell Owens pill overdose -- it could've used any team with a fanatical fan base. It has quirk and black comedic moments, but no one said sad couldn't also be funny. This idea could have been surprisingly successful, if in the hands of a author who knows his craft. But his aggrieved mother Jacki Weaver and cautious father , who lost his job and is moonlighting as a bookie, aren't so sure.
Personally the Eagles story arc was more interesting because the Pat and Tiffany relationship was painful to read. Tissue thin, colorless and boring. And it also does it very early on, which in turn means that the book is actually not that much of a spoiler for the movie. Sex is never shown, but it's implied a woman cheats on her husband with a co-worker in the husband's shower her bare backside is shown briefly through the shower door , and a woman talks about how she tried to cope with her husband's death by sleeping with everybody in her office including the women, she says, although it's possible the whole story is an exaggeration meant to shock. Normally, it is the reverse but this is one of the exceptions. We were both happily surprised. We also get a better sense of the strained relationship with Pat's father, who has similar anger issues and seems to have obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Yes, Pat is a man who cries when he's being unkind. But every now and again a book comes along that makes me rethink my strategy of reading everything and anything. I saw a review on Goodreads saying that Silver Linings is like an adult Perks and I guess I do agree a little. But unlike me, you should all probably read it before watching it … haha. If ever there was a true portrait of an old Eagles fan, this is it. Although the Eagles are pretty up and down as a whole, so he could have written about a lot of seasons.
Although he is on medication which he doesn't take because of the way it makes him feel and has mandatory therapy sessions, Pat Jr. As an avid reader I have only once or twice found a film adaptation to be better than than the original written form. The narrator, the inventive movie montage chapter and the likeable characters made me think about a four star rating. And sure, the running and character names. The story comes off as rather offensive. She's nursing her own wounds, having abruptly lost her cop husband and then drowning her sorrows by sleeping with everyone she knew. Also, I didn't mind the football theme of the book.
Does he have borderline personality disorder? Serve the Community It helps to have a book deal with a microculture that most people don't have access to but which makes readers feel good when immersed in it thanks to narrator's immersion. If he didn't have an anger problem, he would make a great friend! Pat has a theory: his life is a movie produced by God. It at least had a twinkle of self respect and dignity. The main character is a narcissistic, obsessed, child who had the cognitive abilities of a ten year old boy, pampered by a mother with low self-esteem and tremendous enmeshment issues. Does it cast a positive or negative light on the mentally ill? He thinks up the worst ending imaginable: I will not be quoting Hemingway anytime soon, nor will I ever read another one of his books. However, for all their similarities, they are quite different books.
Chris Tucker returns to the screen for the first time in five years and is a scene-stealer as Danny, Pat's friend from the institution who routinely escapes for a friendly visit. And with therapy and medication, and friends and family, he improves. Pat Peoples has suffered a mental breakdown following a traumatic event in his life. After an eight-month stint in a mental institution, Pat Soliano Bradley Cooper , who has had a history of physical assaults, emotional outbursts, rocky equations with wife Nikki Brea Bee , moves back in with his parents, Pat Sr. This idea could have been surprisingly successful, if in the hands of a author who knows his craft. See, I can't articulate the right words. It is how he remembers who he is.
Instead, the bittersweet humor that Mathew Quick has laced the book with makes it a pleasure to read instead of a depressing slog. Like Pat, it's interesting, if a little abrupt in its mood shifts. But Pat will stop at nothing to try and win Nikki back who he has very strong feelings for. Pat refuses to take the prescription meds for various reasons, but continues to experience violent outbursts and paranoia when you least expect it. If there were substance to the movie, it would respond to the question of whether character is destiny, or whether a person can change and still be himself, be true to himself—or whether, in fact, a current iteration of a person, broken and full of blame, may in fact be a false one, with the true and better self waiting to emerge from better circumstances.