Samantha's comments from the Winona Public Library Reads group. Both will take place in the Bell Art Room of the Library. If you can't make either meeting, tell us what you thought of the book here, and we will share it at the meetings. Here are some questions to think about while reading the book:
Development[ edit ] Renee Witt, an executive at The Weinstein Companyconvinced Harvey Weinstein to option the book on which the film is based,  doing so before it was published. Russell estimates he rewrote the script twenty times over five years.
Russell was drawn to the story because of the family relationships and the connection he felt to his own son, who has bipolar disorder and OCD. Although not mentioned by name in the film, Ridley Park is credited at the end, and a police officer can be seen wearing the initials "RPPD" on his collar.
Casting[ edit ] Russell initially intended to make the film with Vince Vaughn and Zooey Deschanelbut went on to make The Fighter instead. Russell was excited that Cooper would bring those qualities to Pat Solitano.
She was initially meant to be a goth. Lawrence dyed her hair black and did test shoots in heavy goth makeup, but Weinstein disapproved. The final version of her character remained messed-up yet confident, with small goth touches such as the dark hair and a cross.
Take it or leave it because I like myself. Moore describes Cooper as having "some real natural dancing ability". When it finally came together, that scene really was just as fun as it feels.
They were encouraged by positive reviews and hoping to capitalize on Thanksgiving to do more business. Instead, they took a more slow-burn approach, opening in fewer theaters, expanding gradually, in a strategy to build up word-of-mouth support.
Rooney also complimented the "invigorating messiness" and "nervous energy" of the choreography.
Russell tackles mental illness, marital failure and the curative powers of football with bracingly sharp and satisfying results.The Silver Linings Playbook (Book): Quick, Matthew: 'The Silver Linings Playbook' is the riotous and poignant story of how one man regains his memory and comes to .
From the beginning, Pat is appealing and scary in equal measure, and when he meets his match in a sultry and seriously depressed widow named Tiffany, the result is edgy and unpredictable attraction, and, to me, it’s riveting. The Silver Linings Playbook is the story of Pat Peoples, a thirty something man who is just being released from a mental institution into his parents care as the novel begins.
Pat is in the institution for a breakdown of mental health resulting from the dissolution of his marriage to College sweetheart Nikki. The two become closer as they train and Pat, his father, and Tiffany examine their relationships with each other as they cope with their problems.
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Silver Linings Playbook premiered at the on September 8, , and was released in the United States on November 16, A film adaptation, Silver Linings Playbook, directed by David O.
Russell, was released on November 16, It stars Bradley Cooper as Pat (renamed Pat Solitano), Jennifer Lawrence as Tiffany, and Chris Tucker as Danny.
When Tiffany and Pat were together, they were real with each other, which felt comforting and meaningful to both. 4. Learn to compromise. Tiffany wanted Pat to do a dance competition with her. He refused at first, but when Tiffany offered to get Pat's letter to Nikki, he agreed to dance.