Once you've emptied the egg nog, pulled the gum drops off the gingerbread house, and opened your last envelope of gift certificates, you might want to consider another gift on Christmas Day. The Flicks announced today that Silver Linings Playbook (which BW has been crowing about since its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September) will open on Tuesday, Dec. 25.
The film was abruptly delayed from thousands of the nation's movie screens by its distributors in hopes of ginning up interest and award speculation. It must have worked. Since then, Silver Linings Playbook has racked up a slew of nominations for Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards and Independent Spirit Awards.
Silver Linings Playbook visits the ward of a mental hospital, a Philadelphia Eagles tailgate party, and a ballroom dance competition. The comedy features Oscar-caliber performances from Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. It's pretty great stuff.