'Silver Linings Playbook' takes TIFF's top prize
September 17th, 2012
01:01 PM ET

'Silver Linings Playbook' takes TIFF's top prize

"Cloud Atlas" isn't the only fall film to come out of the Toronto International Film Festival with serious buzz.

Bradley Cooper's dramedy with Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook," won the People's Choice award, the film fest's top prize, on Sunday, The Guardian reports.

The November film from director/writer David O. Russell, which is based on Matthew Quick's novel, is now in very good company: acclaimed projects "The King's Speech," "Precious" and "Slumdog Millionaire" also won the coveted honor.

Ben Affleck can also rest easy knowing that his film, "Argo," was the runner-up for the People's Choice award.

IndieWire wasn't at all surprised by "Silver Linings" win, noting that the film, along with "Argo," "arguably enjoyed the best buzz at the fest with near unanimous positive reception from both audiences and critics."

Cooper stars as a former high school teacher who moves back home with his parents after a stint in the psychiatric hospital brought on by a marital rift. Lawrence plays his just-as-troubled friend who's also trying to move forward with her life.

The Hollywood Reporter called "Silver Linings" a "winning comedy" that "cheerfully yet poignantly exposing the struggles, anxieties, disorders and obsessions of ordinary people ... this is a film as odd as it is charming. It brings out the best in a superlative cast led by Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, both showing unexpected colors."

"Silver Linings Playbook" opens wide November 21.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Billy Barty

    Little people count!

    September 18, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Hyman Roth

    It is the business we are in.

    September 18, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jack Bee Bop Clauss

    Brad is cute and we LUV him!

    September 18, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. anna


    September 17, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. John Ashton

    They should lock this trick up ! Lohan is right,this judicial system of our is fth up!

    September 17, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • H Perez

      What are you talking about? Amanda Bynes is not Jennifer Lawrence. Please take your meds.

      September 18, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  6. anna

    brad looks cute in a t- shirt

    September 17, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |

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