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After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

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Against medical advice and without the knowledge of her husband Pat Solatano Sr., caring Dolores Solatano discharges her adult son, Pat Solatano Jr., from a Maryland mental health institution after his minimum eight month court ordered stint. The condition of the release includes Pat Jr. moving back in with his parents in their Philadelphia home. Although Pat Jr.'s institutionalization was due to him beating up the lover of his wife Nikki, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Nikki has since left him and has received a restraining order against him. Although he is on medication (which he doesn't take because of the way it makes him feel) and has mandatory therapy sessions, Pat Jr. feels like he can manage on the outside solely by healthy living and looking for the "silver linings" in his life. His goals are to get his old job back as a substitute teacher, but more importantly reunite with Nikki. He finds there are certain instances where he doesn't cope well, however no less so ... Written by Huggo

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Rated R for language and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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25 December 2012 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$443,003, 18 November 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$132,092,958

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$236,412,453
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Trivia

"My Cherie Amour" by Stevie Wonder, is Pat's (Bradley Cooper's) trigger. He gets violent when he hears it. In the book, the trigger was "Songbird" by Kenny G. See more »

Goofs

When everyone is at the football game and they are all enjoying the game and celebrating, they are jumping up and down. In this process they are holding cups, so even with the slightest bit of liquid would spill everywhere, revealing that there is no drinks in the cups. See more »

Quotes

Pat: You look nice.
Tiffany: Thank you.
Pat: Oh, I'm not flirting with you.
Tiffany: Oh, I didn't think you were.
Pat: I just see that you made an effort, and I'm gonna be better with my wife. I'm working on that. I wanna acknowledge her beauty. I never used to do that. I do now. Just practicing. How'd Tommy die?
[Tiffany looks shocked and sad]
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Referenced in Land Ho! (2014) See more »

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Misty
Written by Johnny Burke & Erroll Garner
Performed by Johnny Mathis
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Underwhelmed
10 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

I think I must have gone into this with unrealistically high expectations after all the foo-fer-all made of it during award season because I came away underwhelmed. Sure the acting is fantastic and if this was meant to be a romantic comedy (?) its a good one, although I don't know how you could classify it as such. It is original in its storytelling though; sad, dark, fresh.

Bradley Cooper gives a great performance as a man just released from a mental institution after 8 months, trying to rebuild his life and win his wife back, or at least get the restraining order removed. Jennifer Lawrence is good too but again I think I was expecting more from her due to the academy award she received.

The ending was kind of meh, that's it? and I'll admit to being bored in sections as well as catching a couple of errors (duct tape appearing and disappearing on shoes). Philadelphia and their team The Eagles play a major role. There's a great supporting cast with Robert DeNiro and a refreshing role from Chris Tucker. 05.13


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