This movie viewing and follow-up social hour will be hosted by Reed.
We will be attending the 1:30 showing of the comedy "Sliver Linings Playbook" at the Oak Tree cinemas in North Seattle on Aurora Avenue. This film stars Jennifer Lawrence and Robert de Niro. Here are Reed's comments:
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.
Based on the novel by Matthew Quick, this is directed by David O Russell, featuring great actors: Bradley Cooper (who I didn't actually know until I saw the film), Jennifer Lawrence of Winters Bone, and Robert De Niro, whose appearance in the film should make up for his appearance in the last "Focker" movie.
Anyway, the film was excellent. The highlight was the outstanding performance by Jennifer Lawrence, who is almost certain to earn her second Oscar nomination. Besides her performance, she looks fantastic; in Winter's Bone she was a pretty girl, but in this film she's a strikingly sexy woman. The film takes some poetic license with its portrayal of mental illness, making it a lot more charming than real-life mental illness, but it's so well done that it deserves its poetic license.
With great pacing, a great sense of the moment and some of the most entertaining one-liners you'll find this side of a Coen brothers' film, there's much to like about Silver Linings Playbook.
It currently rates above 8 with user review on both Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB; that is almost always a good sign.
David O Russell's followup to The Fighter takes a circuitous route to the touchline, but Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence's romancing neurotics are hard not to cheer for. – Guardian. co.uk
In a script that never lapses into mundane or uninteresting language, the scenes between Pat and Tiffany are sculpted with an almost David Mamet-like sharpness. – Variety
I’d like to invite people meet after the movie for conversation with fellow movie buffs. Because I don’t know where it will be showing, we can pick a place a few days before the event. I’m looking forward to seeing you November 24th!
Please keep in mind that this film opened a few days ago to excellent reviews, and that there are only two theaters in Seattle where it can be seen. Consequently the screenings this weekend could be sold out. Therefore it is recommended that participants purchase their tickets on-line in advance. We will be attending a matinee performance so the adult ticket is $8.00, and on-line purchases are subject to a handle fee of $1.25. don't get left out in the cold - purchase your ticket in advance at the following web site:
Be sure to select the correct date (Nov 24) and time (1:30).
Meet Reed and George outside of the screening room no later than 1:15, and 1:00 is event better to get the best selection of seats. Reed is "Jennifer Reed", and her photograph gives you an accurate idea of for whom to look. George Liu is an Asian male who wears glasses, who might be wearing a hat (beret or black rain hat), and whose picture is in his profile so you can see for whom to look. His cell phone,[masked], will be on until 1:30.
Seattle Metro patrons: the 358 bus line goes along Aurora from downtown approximately every 15 minutes at this time of day. The 40 line crosses 105th and Aurora about every 15 minutes at this time of day (the route goes from downtown to Northgate - check the route map).
There will be an optional food and beverage stop at a nearby establishment at the conclusion of the film. Please meet outside of glass entrance doors.