Silver Linings Playbook is an American romantic comedy-film adapted from the novel of the same title by Matthew Quick. Directed by David O. Russell, it stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, and many others. The movie tells the story of two married people coping with their own disorders, only to find love with each other as they reexamine their lives and their relationships.
Plot. The movie opens with the discharge of Pat Solitano Jr. (played by Cooper), who has bipolar disorder, from a mental health facility. Against medical advice and without the knowledge of her husband Pat Sr. (De Niro), Dolores Solatano (Weaver) has approved the discharge of her son after eight months of treatment. Part of the condition of his release is that Pat stays with his parents in Philadelphia.