1. Laura Lee,
    I’m reading an article in the NYTimes about how writers rethink for screenplay format and I saw this: David Russell, the writer and director of “Silver Linings Playbook” had a strong connection to the emotional instability portrayed in the book. it had an instant, personal appeal for him because his son has some of the same behavioral issues. He “wanted to make a film that reflected his experience, in its difficult and hopeful moments.” Does that change at all your negative take on the movie?

  2. Thanks for your comment Jane!
    Nothing anyone can say or write about this film will change my own gut reaction to it, because one of the most important lessons I have learned in my life is to pay close attention to my gut reactions. Mental illness effects so many of our lives. I am not alone in this. How we react and work with this fact is important to our quality of life, and those we love. Laughing at it is not my cup of tea.

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