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OVERRATED: 'Silver Linings Playbook'
Only mathematically more likely than (the unnominated) "Battleship" to win in the bloated best picture category, this movie isn't so much bad as it's terribly confused. A disturbing and raw look at mental illness in the first third and a goofball romantic comedy in the last, the only thing that saved this film from becoming a frustrating mess were its stars, the justly honored Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.
November 21, 2011