I’ve always wanted to be a novelist growing up. I love and still love to read and make up my own stories. As I got older my love for books merged with my love for television and film, and now if you asked me I think my dream job would be to write movies. One movie that stuck out to me in the last few years is Silver Linings Playbook.
The beauty of Silver Linings Playbook for me is it’s slice of life feeling. Although multiple characters are challenged by different mental illnesses, the plot is fundamentally about how a family and friends help and learn to accept each other. The film addresses the difficulties of mental illness through a lens that makes characters like Pat or Tiffany believable and relatable in a way that can unfortunately not always true of films venturing into this subject.