Compassion and understanding in Silver Linings Playbook

Revisit a pivotal scene from David O Russell’s mental health drama from 2012.

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Adam Cook

From David O Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook, the epitome of the filmmaker’s shift into a cinema driven by compassion and understanding, in which family is a perpetual font of forgiveness, the thing that makes you who you are, no matter how messed up, and the only place you can return at your worst.

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Published 4 Jan 2016

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