Pat was released from the mental health institution with the help of his mother but without his father's approval. the condition was that he must move back in with his parents. the reason he was institutionalized was due to him beating up the lover of his wife Nikki. since then he was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder. with medication and therapy sessions, Pat decided he could manage on by looking for the "silver linings" in his life just to be reunited with Nikki.
the story only truly started after Pat met with Tiffany, a young widow with plenty of emotional baggage herself. Tiffany was quite a distasteful character, with plenty of provocation and bad attitude. as the story progressed and the duo got together, their relationship proven to be anything but typical. despite being a romance comedy, the film showed a rare darker side of its main character, which was refreshing in its own way while throwing some knowledge our ways.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: David O. Russell
- released: 2012
- casts: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Anupam Kher, John Ortiz, Julia Stiles
- language: English
- genre: Comedy/Romance