Silver Linings Playbook

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Silver Linings Playbook
Silver Linings Playbook Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDavid O. Russell
Produced by
Screenplay byDavid O. Russell
Based onThe Silver Linings Playbook 
by Matthew Quick
Starring
Music byDanny Elfman
CinematographyMasanobu Takayanagi
Editing by
Studio
Distributed byThe Weinstein Company
Release dates
  • September 8, 2012 (2012-09-08) (TIFF)
  • November 16, 2012 (2012-11-16) (United States)
Running time122 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$21 million[2]
Box office$236,412,453[2]
 
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Silver Linings Playbook
Silver Linings Playbook Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDavid O. Russell
Produced by
Screenplay byDavid O. Russell
Based onThe Silver Linings Playbook 
by Matthew Quick
Starring
Music byDanny Elfman
CinematographyMasanobu Takayanagi
Editing by
Studio
Distributed byThe Weinstein Company
Release dates
  • September 8, 2012 (2012-09-08) (TIFF)
  • November 16, 2012 (2012-11-16) (United States)
Running time122 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$21 million[2]
Box office$236,412,453[2]

Silver Linings Playbook is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by David O. Russell,[3] adapted from the novel The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick. The film stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, with Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Anupam Kher, and Julia Stiles in supporting roles.

Cooper plays Patrizio "Pat" Solitano, Jr., a man with bipolar disorder who is released from a psychiatric hospital and moves back in with his parents (De Niro and Weaver). Determined to win back his estranged wife, Pat meets recently widowed Tiffany Maxwell (Lawrence). She tells Pat that she will help him get his wife back if he enters a dance competition with her. The two become closer as they train and Pat, his father, and Tiffany examine their relationships with each other as they cope with their issues.

Silver Linings Playbook premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2012, and was released in the United States on November 16, 2012.[4] The film opened to major critical success and earned numerous accolades. It received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay; it became the first film since 1981 (Warren Beatty's Reds) to be Oscar-nominated for the four acting categories and the first since 2004 to be nominated for the Big Five Oscars,[5] with Lawrence winning the Academy Award for Best Actress.[6] It also achieved four Golden Globe Award nominations, with Lawrence winning Best Actress; three BAFTA nominations, with Russell winning for Best Adapted Screenplay; four Screen Actors Guild nominations; and five Independent Spirit Award nominations, winning in four categories including Best Film.[7][8][9][10] The film was a blockbuster at the box office, grossing over $236 million worldwide, more than eleven times its budget.

Plot[edit]

Pat Solitano, Jr. (Bradley Cooper) is released from a mental health facility into the care of his mother Dolores (Jacki Weaver) and father Pat Sr. (Robert De Niro) after eight months of treatment for bipolar disorder. Pat soon learns that his wife, Nikki, has moved away and his father is out of work and resorting to illegal bookmaking to earn money to start a restaurant. Pat is determined to get his life back on track and reconcile with Nikki, who obtained a restraining order against him after the violent episode that sent him away.

While talking to his court-mandated therapist Dr. Patel (Anupam Kher), Pat explains again why he was hospitalized. Coming home early from his high school teaching job, noticing clothes thrown on the floor and his wedding song—Stevie Wonder's "My Cherie Amour"—playing, he had found Nikki in the shower with another man, who told him he (Pat) should leave. Enraged, he beat the man nearly to death. Despite this, Pat doesn't believe he needs medication to manage his condition. He tells Dr. Patel (Cliff), that he has taken a new outlook on life, summarized by the term 'excelsior'. This is a reference to the name of the film, as in his "beautiful" outlook on life, he attempts to see the good, or 'silver linings', in all that he experiences, however challenging. As part of this outlook, and transformation, he has lost weight and has attempted to read the literature books that his wife Nikki teaches to kids at her school.

At dinner with his friend Ronnie (John Ortiz), he meets Ronnie's sister-in-law, Tiffany Maxwell (Jennifer Lawrence), a recent widow who just lost her job. Pat and Tiffany develop an odd friendship through their shared neurosis, and he sees an opportunity to communicate with Nikki through her. Tiffany offers to deliver a letter to Nikki, if in return he will be her partner in an upcoming dance competition. He reluctantly agrees and the two begin a rigorous practice regimen over the following weeks. Pat believes the competition will be a good way to show Nikki he has changed and become a better man. Tiffany gives Pat a typed reply from Nikki, in which she cautiously hints there may be a chance for a reconciliation between them.

Things go well for Pat until his father asks him to attend a Philadelphia Eagles game he has bet virtually all of his money on, as a "good-luck charm." Pat asks Tiffany to have time off from practice to attend the game, but is dragged into a fight with racist thugs attacking his psychiatrist and brother, and is hauled away by police. The Eagles lose the game and Pat Sr. is furious. Tiffany arrives, and also berates Pat, and points out that the way she "reads the signs," the Eagles do better when she and Pat are together, as they won every game they played on occasions when Pat and Tiffany spent time together. Pat Sr., now convinced that Pat being with Tiffany is actually good luck, makes a parlay with his gambling friend that if the Eagles win their game against the Dallas Cowboys, and if Pat and Tiffany average a score of 5 out of 10 in their dance competition, he will win back double the money he lost on the first bet. Pat is reluctant to participate in the dance contest under those conditions, goes outside to re-read Nikki's letter, and notices that it also refers to reading the signs. With the Solitanos' finances in danger, Tiffany and Pat's father decide to persuade Pat by telling him that Nikki will be there.

Pat, Tiffany, and their friends and family arrive at the competition on the night of the football game. Tiffany despairs when she finds that Nikki is in the audience as well, leaves the ballroom, and starts drinking with a stranger. Pat finds her and practically hauls her onto the dance floor. They begin their routine as the Eagles defeat the Cowboys.

At the conclusion of their set, Pat and Tiffany are elated to score exactly 5 points. Amid cheers from his family and confused looks from the crowd, Pat approaches Nikki and speaks quietly into her ear. Tiffany sees this and storms outside. Pat leaves Nikki behind after only a short conversation, intent on finding Tiffany. Pat's father informs him that Tiffany left, and tells him that she loves him right now and that it will be a sin if he doesn't reach out to this moment that life has given him. Pat tells his father that he loves him, then runs after Tiffany. He hands Tiffany a letter that he wrote for her, which admits that he knows she forged Nikki's letter. He confesses his love for her and that he loved her from the moment he met her, and apologizes that it took him so long to come to terms with this. They share a kiss, become a couple, and Pat Sr. opens a restaurant with the money he has won.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

Renee Witt, an executive at The Weinstein Company, convinced Harvey Weinstein to option the book,[18] doing so before it was published.[19] Sydney Pollack then began developing for David O. Russell to direct.[18] Pollack told Russell the film adaptation would be tricky because the story is emotional and troubling as well as funny and romantic. Russell estimates he rewrote the script twenty times over five years. Russell was drawn to the story because of the family relationships and also because of the connection to his own son, who has bipolar disorder and OCD.[20][21]

The film was shot on a 33-day schedule. A darker, more extreme version of the dance sequence was filmed and scenes with De Niro's character were shot in multiple versions, with the character harsher or warmer, as Russell worked with editor Jay Cassidy to set the balance they wanted.[20]

The locations are Upper Darby and Ridley Park, small communities just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Although not mentioned by name in the film, it is credited at the end, and a police officer can be seen wearing the initials "RPPD" on his collar.[22]

The film takes place over the second half of the 2008 NFL football season,[23] which saw the Philadelphia Eagles advance to the NFC Championship Game. Several games are mentioned, including the Eagles' victories over Seattle and San Francisco, their losses to the Washington Redskins,[24] New York Giants (which was the game Pat was attending when the fight broke out) and their victory over Dallas in the season's final game.

Casting[edit]

Russell initially intended to make the film with Vince Vaughn and Zooey Deschanel, but went on to make The Fighter instead.[20][21][25] Mark Wahlberg was set to work with Russell for the fourth time but had to drop out after delays in production created a scheduling conflict.[26]

Russell had planned to work with Bradley Cooper on an adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but that fell through. Cooper's performance in Wedding Crashers impressed Russell, who noted his "good bad-guy energy", saying "You're not sure where he's coming from."[27] Cooper told Russell "he had been heavier and angrier and more fearful" at the time of that performance and had drawn on those feelings for it. Russell was excited that Cooper would bring those qualities to Pat Solitano.[20][21]

Anne Hathaway was cast as Tiffany Maxwell but due to scheduling conflicts with The Dark Knight Rises and creative differences with Russell, she dropped out.[11][28] Other actresses who were considered for the part included Elizabeth Banks, Kirsten Dunst, Angelina Jolie, Blake Lively, Rooney Mara, Rachel McAdams, Andrea Riseborough and Olivia Wilde.[21][25][26][29][30]

Russell did not believe Lawrence was suitable for the role and her audition was only a formality.[21][25] He thought Lawrence (21 at the time of filming) was too young to play against Cooper (37), but her audition changed his mind. "There's an expressiveness in her eyes and in her face, that many stars have to work for, that's ageless," he said.[19][31] Russell compares Lawrence to the character Tiffany, describing her as confident but one of the least neurotic people he knows, with the confidence and glimpses of vulnerability needed to play Tiffany.[19] Tiffany went through several iterations. She was initially meant to be a goth. Lawrence dyed her hair black and did test shoots in heavy goth makeup, but Harvey Weinstein balked at this. The character remained messed-up yet confident, with small goth touches such as the dark hair and a cross.[19] To her surprise Russell asked Lawrence to put on weight for the role.[32] Russell also convinced her to speak in a lower register, despite Lawrence thinking her naturally low voice makes her sound like a "chain-smoking hermit."[19]

According to Entertainment Weekly, Lawrence said she didn't have a handle on Tiffany at first, which was what excited her about the role. "She was just a character I 100 percent did not understand at all... She's like, 'I'm messed up, I'm not like everybody else, I've got issues. Take it or leave it because I like myself.'"[33]

Lawrence and Cooper had no previous dance experience. In less than a month, Mandy Moore, a choreographer for So You Think You Can Dance, taught them the dance sequences. Moore describes Cooper as having "some real natural dancing ability"[34][35] and Lawrence joked that before training began, she was a bad dancer, "like I'm a dad at a prom."[32] Lawrence said of the climactic ballroom dance, "None of that was improvised, absolutely not. I'm a terrible dancer, so I would never have been able to do any of that. When it finally came together, that scene really was just as fun as it feels."[33]

Release[edit]

The film premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2012,[36] where it won the People's Choice Award.[37] It received a limited release in the United States on November 16, 2012, opening wider later that week.[36] It also opened at the 2012 Mumbai Film Festival on October 18, 2012.[38][39]

The Weinstein Company initially planned an unusually wide release for Silver Linings Playbook, going nationwide on an estimated 2,000 screens. They were encouraged by positive reviews and hoping to capitalize on Thanksgiving to do more business. Instead, they took a more slow-burn approach, opening in fewer theaters, expanding gradually, in a strategy to build up word-of-mouth support.[40][41][42] Continuing the slow release the film expanded to 700 theaters on December 25.[43]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Silver Linings Playbook premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and was critically acclaimed. The film has a "Certified Fresh" rating of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 229 reviews, with an average rating of 8.2/10. The consensus reads, "Silver Linings Playbook walks a tricky thematic tightrope, but David O. Russell's sensitive direction and some sharp work from a talented cast gives it true balance."[44] On Metacritic, which assigns a weighted mean rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film holds an average score of 81%, based on reviews from 45 critics, indicating "universal acclaim."[45]

Cooper, Lawrence, De Niro and Weaver have all been lauded for their performances, with praise especially reserved for Cooper and Lawrence.[46][47][48][49][50][51][52][53] Kevin Jagernauth of The Playlist praised the film, "an enormously entertaining, crowd-pleasing winner from the director whose comedic edge has never been sharper," and especially the performances of its two leads, stating that "none of this works without some carefully developed, and perfectly pitched performances from the leads, and Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, who both arguably give career best, awards-worthy performances."[54] David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter said that "the chemistry between Cooper and Lawrence makes them a delight to watch, their spiky rapport failing to conceal a mutual attraction" and that their performances anchor the ensemble cast who also give great performances even in small roles. Rooney also complimented the "invigorating messiness" and "nervous energy" of the choreography.[53] Richard Corliss of Time magazine also applauded the performances of the leads, particularly Lawrence, stating: "The performances of these actors are reason enough to go. The reason to stay is Lawrence. Just 21 when the movie was shot, Lawrence is that rare young actress who plays, who is, grown-up."[52]

Russell's direction has also been widely acclaimed, with Justin Chang of Variety writing: "Never one to shy away from unlikely sources of comedy, David O. Russell tackles mental illness, marital failure and the curative powers of football with bracingly sharp and satisfying results."[55] Eric Kohn of IndieWire gave the film an "A-" grade, praising the performances of both Cooper and Lawrence and also Russell's directing, stating that "both as solo screenwriter and director, Russell assembles a small, bubbly cast for an unexpectedly charming romcom that frequently dances — at one point, quite literally — between cynicism and bittersweetness with largely winning results."[56] Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post remarked that "directors matter. In any other hands, the adaptation of Matthew Quick’s novel would be the stuff of banal rom-com fluff or, perhaps worse, self-consciously quirky indie cliches."[57]

Roger Ebert gave the film three and a half out of four stars, saying that the film was "so good, it could almost be a terrific old classic" and described Russell's screenplay as "ingenious" for the way the major concerns of both the father and son pivot on the final bet.[58] Kenneth Turan called the film "a complete success from a singular talent" [Russell] and the actors' performances "superb," including Chris Tucker in an "irresistible" supporting turn.[59] Steven Rea of The Philadelphia Inquirer called the film "a transcendent endeavor, from its exhilaratingly smart screenplay... to the unexpected and moving turns of its two leads."[60] Ricardo Baca of The Denver Post wondered if the film was too good to be true, answering: "Actually, no. All the silvery buzz here is deserved, folks. This meaningful film keeps the laughs, giddy anxiousness and warm butterflies from the trailer and sustains it all through two full hours of a love story."[61] Peter Travers of Rolling Stone called it "one of the year's best movies. It's crazy good."[62]

One negative review came from The New Yorker critic David Denby, who called it "a miscalculation from beginning to end" and found Cooper's character "tiresome" but noted that the film improves when Tiffany is introduced.[63] Richard Brody, also of The New Yorker, criticized the writing, saying "the characters are created merely to fulfill its requirements" and credits the actors for any charm or integrity the film possesses.[64] Robbie Collin of The Daily Telegraph said that there was a "tiring fruitlessness to the mayhem" and that the film's central relationship isn't that interesting. He describes the lead character as a "rambling headcase," his mental illness passed off as a loveable quirk and complains that Tiffany's reasons for being interested in him are largely unexplored. He describes Lawrence as the film's only silver lining, in that she does manage to create a complex character from thin material, but he criticizes Russell for ogling her.[65] The Globe and Mail's chief film critic, Liam Lacey, gave three out of four stars, but wrote "you can easily see Silver Linings Playbook as a better-acted version of any number of Sundance-style films about quirky outsiders who find a common bond."[66]

The NFL was critical of the gambling in the film and declined to broadcast an interview with Bradley Cooper and Chris Tucker during Thanksgiving.[67]

Box office[edit]

The film earned $443,003 in its opening weekend from 16 locations, facing strong competition from films including Skyfall and Lincoln.[68] Expanding to 367 locations in its second week, the film moved to ninth place with $4.4 million.[69] By December 30, it was showing at 745 theatres and had earned $27.3 million so far.[70] On January 18, 2013, it earned $12.7 million when it expanded to 2,523 theaters, which boosted its total to $56.7 million.[71] In its second weekend of playing in 2500+ theaters, it only declined 12.2%. Gitesh Pandya stated it was well on its way to smashing the $100M mark and could go much higher if it remained durable over the weeks.[72]

Ray Subers forecast the film would earn $100 million. He predicted the film would start slow but keep going through December and gain a wide audience, bringing in fans of Lawrence and Cooper from their work on big franchise films, The Hunger Games and The Hangover, respectively.[73] The film crossed the $100 million mark in North America on February 19, 2013.[74] As of May 11, 2013, the movie has become a huge sleeper box office hit, making over eleven times its budget.

Accolades[edit]

List of awards and nominations
Date of ceremonyGroupCategoryRecipientsOutcome
February 24, 2013Academy Awards[75][76]Best PictureDonna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan GordonNominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleBradley CooperNominated
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleJennifer LawrenceWon
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleRobert De NiroNominated
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleJacki WeaverNominated
Best DirectorDavid O. RussellNominated
Best Adapted ScreenplayNominated
Best Film EditingJay Cassidy and Crispin StruthersNominated
January 11, 2013American Film Institute[77]AFI Movies of the YearWon
January 20132nd AACTA International Awards[78]Best International FilmBruce Cohen, Donna Gigliotti and Jonathan GordonWon
Best International DirectionDavid O. RussellWon
Best International ScreenplayDavid O. RussellNominated
Best International ActorBradley CooperNominated
Best International ActressJennifer LawrenceWon
October 18–25, 2012Austin Film Festival[79]Audience Award – Marquee FeatureDavid O. RussellWon
February 10, 2013British Academy Film Awards[80][81]Best ActorBradley CooperNominated
Best ActressJennifer LawrenceNominated
Best Adapted ScreenplayDavid O. RussellWon
January 10, 2013Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards[82]Best FilmNominated
Best ActorBradley CooperNominated
Best ActressJennifer LawrenceNominated
Best Supporting ActorRobert De NiroNominated
Best CastWon
Best DirectorDavid O. RussellNominated
Best Adapted ScreenplayDavid O. RussellNominated
Best Comedy FilmWon
Best Actor in a ComedyBradley CooperWon
Best Actress in a ComedyJennifer LawrenceWon
December 14, 2012Detroit Film Critics Society Awards[83]Best FilmWon
Best DirectorDavid O. RussellWon
Best ActorBradley CooperNominated
Best ActressJennifer LawrenceWon
Best Supporting ActorRobert De NiroWon
Best EnsembleNominated
Best ScreenplayDavid O. RussellWon
January 18, 2013Georgia Film Critics Association[84]Best PictureWon
Best DirectorDavid O. RussellNominated
Best ActorBradley CooperNominated
Best ActressJennifer LawrenceWon
Best Supporting ActorRobert De NiroNominated
Best Supporting ActressJacki WeaverNominated
Best Adapted ScreenplayDavid O. RussellWon
Best EnsembleWon
January 13, 2013Golden Globe Awards[85]Best Motion Picture – Musical or ComedyNominated
Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or ComedyBradley CooperNominated
Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or ComedyJennifer LawrenceWon
Best ScreenplayDavid O. RussellNominated
November 26, 2012Gotham Independent Film Awards[86]Best EnsembleNominated
January 26, 2014Grammy AwardsGrammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual MediaDiane Warren, Jessie J (for "Silver Lining (Crazy 'Bout You)")Nominated
October 7, 2012Hamptons International Film Festival[87]Audience Award – Best Narrative FeatureDavid O. RussellWon
October 22, 2012Hollywood Film Festival[88]Actor of the YearBradley CooperWon
Director of the YearDavid O. RussellWon
Supporting Actor of the YearRobert De NiroWon
January 5, 2013Houston Film Critics Society Awards[89]Best ActressJennifer LawrenceWon
February 23, 2013Independent Spirit Awards[90]
Best FilmDavid O. RussellWon
Best DirectorDavid O. RussellWon
Best Female LeadJennifer LawrenceWon
Best Male LeadBradley CooperNominated
Best ScreenplayDavid O. RussellWon
February 21, 2013International Film Music Critics Association AwardsFilm Composer of the YearDanny Elfman, also for Dark Shadows, Frankenweenie, Men in Black 3, Hitchcock, and Promised LandWon
Best Original Score for a Comedy FilmDanny ElfmanNominated
January 18, 2013Iowa Film Critics CircleBest FilmNominated
Best ActorBradley CooperNominated
Best ActressJennifer LawrenceNominated
Best Supporting ActorRobert De NiroNominated
December 5, 2012National Board of Review Awards[91]Best ActorBradley CooperWon
Best Adapted ScreenplayDavid O. RussellWon
December 13, 2012Las Vegas Film Critics Society[92]Best ActressJennifer LawrenceWon
December 9, 2012Los Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Actress (Shared with Emmanuelle Riva)Jennifer LawrenceWon
April 14, 2013MTV Movie Awards[93]Movie of the YearNominated
Best Female PerformanceJennifer LawrenceWon
Best Male PerformanceBradley CooperWon
Best KissBradley Cooper and Jennifer LawrenceWon
Best Musical MomentBradley Cooper and Jennifer LawrenceNominated
December 11, 2012San Diego Film Critics Society Awards[94]Best FilmNominated
Best DirectorDavid O. RussellNominated
Best ActorBradley CooperNominated
Best ActressJennifer LawrenceNominated
Best Adapted ScreenplayNominated
Best Performance by an EnsembleNominated
January 26, 2013Producers Guild of AmericaBest Theatrical Motion PictureBruce Cohen, Donna Gigliotti, Jonathan GordonNominated
December 16, 2012Satellite Awards[95]Best FilmWon
Best Actor – Motion PictureBradley CooperWon
Best Actress – Motion PictureJennifer LawrenceWon
Best Supporting Actor – Motion PictureRobert De NiroNominated
Best DirectorDavid O. RussellWon
Best Adapted ScreenplayDavid O. RussellNominated
Best EditingJay Cassidy and Crispin StruthersWon
January 24–February 3, 2013Santa Barbara International Film Festival[96]Outstanding Performer of the YearJennifer LawrenceWon
January 27, 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards[97]Best ActorBradley CooperNominated
Best ActressJennifer LawrenceWon
Best Supporting ActorRobert De NiroNominated
Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureNominated
December 17, 2012St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Awards[98]Best ActorBradley CooperNominated
Best ActressJennifer LawrenceNominated
Best ScreenplayDavid O. RussellNominated
September 6–16, 2012Toronto International Film Festival[37][99]People's Choice AwardDavid O. RussellWon
December 10, 2012Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards[100]Best FilmNominated
Best ActressJennifer LawrenceNominated
Best Adapted ScreenplayDavid O. RussellWon

Top ten lists[edit]

Music[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Silver Linings Playbook: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
ReleasedNovember 16, 2012 (2012-11-16)
(Digital download)
GenreSoundtrack
Length45:36
LabelSony / EAN
Singles from Silver Linings Playbook: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  1. "Silver Lining (Crazy 'Bout You)"
    Released: November 16, 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[103]

Silver Linings Playbook: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is a soundtrack to the film of the same name, released in the United States by Sony Music Entertainment on November 16, 2012 for digital download.[104]

The lead single from the soundtrack, "Silver Lining (Crazy 'Bout You)" peaked at #100 in the UK Singles.[105] The soundtrack includes music from Stevie Wonder, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Alt-J, Eagles of Death Metal, Jessie J and two tracks from the score composed by Danny Elfman.

Not featured on the soundtrack are "Wild Is the Wind" performed by Nina Simone, which is played at the start of the film's end credits and "Misty" performed by Johnny Mathis, which is played after Pat & Tiffany learn they received an average of 5.0 for their dance number. Also not on the soundtrack is Led Zeppelin's "What Is And What Should Never Be", The White Stripes' "Hello Operator" and the opening numbers of their dance scene Stevie Wonder's "Don't you worry 'bout a thing" and The White Stripes' "Fell in Love with a Girl".

No.TitlePerformersLength
1."Silver Lining Titles"  Danny Elfman3:12
2."My Cherie Amour"  Stevie Wonder2:52
3."Always Alright"  Alabama Shakes4:04
4."Unsquare Dance"  The Dave Brubeck Quartet2:01
5."Buffalo"  Alt-J featuring Mountain Man3:15
6."The Moon of Manakoora"  Les Paul & Mary Ford2:46
7."Monster Mash"  CrabCorps3:36
8."Goodnight Moon"  Ambrosia Parsley & The Elegant Too4:02
9."Now I'm a Fool"  Eagles of Death Metal3:42
10."Walking Home"  Danny Elfman1:04
11."Girl from the North Country"  Bob Dylan with Johnny Cash3:40
12."Silver Lining (Crazy 'Bout You)"  Jessie J3:24
13."Hey Big Brother"  Rare Earth4:45
14."Maria" (Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein)The Dave Brubeck Quartet3:20
Total length:
45:36

Score[edit]

Silver Linings Playbook
Film score by Danny Elfman
ReleasedNovember 16, 2012
GenreClassical
Length20:27
LabelSony Music
Danny Elfman chronology
Frankenweenie
(2012)
Silver Linings Playbook
(2012)
Hitchcock
(2012)

Danny Elfman's score for the film was released on digital download by Sony Music Entertainment simultaneously with the song album.

No.TitleLength
1."Silver Lining Titles"  3:11
2."Running Off"  2:01
3."Simple"  1:55
4."With a Beat"  2:17
5."Tiny Guitars"  1:01
6."Walking Home"  1:04
7."Silver Lining Wild-Track"  2:57
8."The Book"  0:41
9."Happy Ending"  3:52
10."Goof Track"  1:28
Total length:
20:27

Home media[edit]

Silver Linings Playbook was released on DVD and Blu-ray on April 1, 2013 in the UK and was released on April 30, 2013 in the US.[106]

See also[edit]

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