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"Silver Linings Playbook" with Jennifer Lawrence, Robert deNiro

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.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/silver_linings_playbook/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1045658/

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:

http://www.fandango.com/silverliningsplaybook_151295/movietimes?date=11/24/2012

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.

 

 

 

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  • nancy s.

    I enjoyed this movie on many emotional levels, I cried,laughed, and just sat relating a lot with the family dynamics. The actors all shined with at least Jennifer Lawrence looking at an academy award nom.

    November 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great movie, loved it.

    November 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really liked it. Thoughtful, deep and tender. Perhaps it was a romanticized view of mental illness, but at least the characters were convincingly human. I liked that their dance wasn't that good, more like real life. And it left me thinking that we all have a bit of "crazy" inside of us.

    November 25, 2012

  • Jan

    Disappointing. There seemed to be something missing.

    November 25, 2012

  • Tina

    Excellent movie. Thanks Reed and George!

    November 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great. Really enjoyed it. Laughed & cried.

    November 24, 2012

  • Christina D

    I thought the parts where they were talking about mental illness really fits the reality of our day and age. There are so many people out there that don't think there is anything wrong with them. It's the other guy there is something wrong with them. We all have some quirks that other people see but we don't. Some people don't think they need medications to help them, but sometimes it does help some to maintain a balance. Sad to say that we even need meds...

    November 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great movie! Nice chatting with everyone beforehand.

    November 24, 2012

  • Christina D

    Where are we meeting? And will there be someone with a Meetup sign In front of the Theater ? There looks like a bunch of us so we need a large place for us to gather? Any ideas?

    November 24, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi. I just reread the entire event description online, and still don't see where we're meeting afterwards. Is it written somewhere else?

      November 24, 2012

    • George L.

      The write-up says to meetup outside of the glass entrance doors at the conclusion of the film. We will decide which local establishment to patronize at that time.

      November 24, 2012

  • Linda K

    I'm sorry, I was talking about the Mandarin Gate restaurant, which is in the Oak Tree Plaza. I checked on the IHOP's hours for that location: 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. so it would be suitable. And the menu is wonderful! And bottomless pots of coffee, I believe!

    November 24, 2012

  • Joe S.

    Hi all.
    Post movie walk around GREENLAKE anyone? Two possible places for socializing post-movie:
    #1) Olde 99 (used to be Kangaroo & Kiwi). 7305 Aurora Ave

    #2) Naked City Brewery. 8564 Greenwood Ave N (btwn 87th & 85th)


    * * * If we pick Olde 99, some people can do BOTH... take a lap or short walk at Greenlake, then go to Olde 99 bar right across the street

    Joe Staiano

    November 24, 2012

  • Linda K

    Reed - I wonder if the Chinese restaurant you were thinking of is the Mandarin Garden. It is in the Oak Tree Plaza. Could you have meant this instead of Twins Garden restaurant.

    November 24, 2012

  • George L.

    Jeanne; Welcome aboard. Please keep in mind that what makes this event a meetup is the socializing that takes place after the film.

    November 24, 2012

    • Jennifer R.

      Which brings me to the point of my researching places to eat. Last night I found: IHOP (I think closed in the afternoon if my memory serves), Twins Garden Restaurant (good mix of traditional Chinese dishes), Burgermaster (defeats the point if you eat in your car), Five Seasons Grill (Vietnamese) and Qdoba Mexican Grill (fast quality food, and you can get a drink here if you want). Let's all take a vote when we meet after in the parking lot!

      November 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone is interested in meeting before the movie for either coffee or lunch , I will be at the starbucks at noon. I can't stay after because I have another meetup to see the tree lighting in edmonds at 4:30. I'll bring a purple umbrella so you'll know how to find me.

    November 23, 2012

  • George L.

    Reed is apparently still out of the country. If she does not specify her preference of venue and time by the early evening of Wednesday, Nov. 21, I will make that decision which will be the 1:30 showing at the Oak Tree Theater. The event description will be changed to include address, map, etc. There is a Starbucks and several restaurants in the shopping mall, and parking is free. This will be less stressful than going downtown and looking for parking or a restaurant the day after Black Friday.

    November 20, 2012

    • Jennifer R.

      I would not want to brave downtown the day after Black Friday, either! I plan to arrive around 1 for my idea of great seats, 1:15 for nice seats, since the show starts at **1:30**. I just purchased mine in advance for $8 each and a $2.50 for convenience fee for both tickets. Please try to purchase your tickets in advance, just to be sure. George, can you please add this link and address (perhaps also the bus directions) to the top? I'm not sure how to edit the heading, or I would!

      http://www.fandango.c...­

      AMC Loews Oak Tree[masked] Aurora Ave. N.
      Seattle, WA 98133

      November 21, 2012

  • George L.

    According to fandango.com on Monday, Nov. 19, this film will open this Friday at two theaters: Pacific Place and Oaktree. The Oaktree is on the 11000 block of Aurora. It has ample free parking and there are several restaurants and bars nearby. However, this venue lacks public transit access. Bottom line: great for drivers, poor for public transit patrons. We all know the Pacific Place theater which is great for public transportation users. However, the Saturday showtimes are 2:00, 5:00, and 8:00. As I see it 8:00 is not the greatest choice because it cuts down the time for socializing after the film. The 5:00 showing is not great because it might make drivers use expensive parking lots (e.g., at the Pacific Place the evening rate does not start until 5:00, and the hourly rate that is in effect until 5:00 will result in a fee with a $10 cap on Saturday). The 2:00 showing might be ok. Folks, what venue and time works best. Reed, the venue host, will make the final decision.

    November 19, 2012

    • Jennifer R.

      I'm at the airport in San Francisco and vote for Oak-tree at 2. I also vote for discussion at a restaurant after. Looking forward to seeing this twice after recovering from jet lag!

      November 21, 2012

    • Jennifer R.

      I take that back after further research it is 1:30.

      November 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm OK with either! Hope it gets decided soon so we can buy tickets in advance.

    November 20, 2012

  • Christina D

    I hope we are still talking about Sat. 2:00pm at the Oak Tree?

    November 20, 2012

  • Christina D

    Oak Tree is the best location especially after Black Friday, and shopping downtown traffic. Plus parking free sounds better to me! By the way what is the price of tickets? Guess I could look it up.

    November 20, 2012

  • Jan

    I vote Oak Tree. Bus routes 40 or 358 will get you there. Easy (Free) parking and a few good restaurants (less expensive than downtown) in the same area.

    November 19, 2012

  • Su D

    Pacific Place. 2pm showtime ok. I'm not sure if I want to bus it to Oaktree from Cap Hill.

    November 19, 2012

  • Wanjiku

    Prefer Pacific Place

    November 19, 2012

  • Linda K

    Either will work for me. I take one less bus if we see it at the Pacific Place. BTW: do people know that on the same day that you see a movie at the Pacific Place, your ticket stub is good for garlic fries at Gordon Biersch, and some other goodies in Pacific Place shopping center?

    November 19, 2012

  • Richard

    Oaktree!

    November 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I prefer 2:00 pm, Oaktree.

    November 19, 2012

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