- Cast: Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Julia Stiles, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Tucker, Taylor Schilling, Shea Whigham, Dash Mihok, John Ortiz, Anupam Kher, Jacki Weaver, Bonnie Aarons, Brea Bee, Vaughn Goland, Matthew James Gulbranson, Patrick McDade, Regency Boies, Phillip Chorba, Volieda Webb, Cheryl Williams, Tiffany E. Green, Richard Adams
- Director: David O. Russell
- Writers: David O. Russell, Matthew Quick
- Producers: Bruce Cohen, Donna Gigliotti, Jonathan Gordon
- Executive Producers: Bradley Cooper, George Parra, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein
- Art Direction: Jesse Rosenthal
- Castings: Lindsay Graham, Mary Vernieu
- Costume Design: Mark Bridges
- D.O.P.: Masanobu Takayanagi
- Editor: Jay Cassidy
- Makeup: Lori McCoy-Bell
- Music: Danny Elfman
- Production Design: Judy Becker
- Set Decoration: Heather Loeffler
Life doesn't always go according to plan. Pat Solatano has lost everything - his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother and father after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation.
All Pat's parents want is for him to get back on his feet - and to share their family's obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: Los Angeles, USA; Philadelphia, USA
- MPAA Warning: lLnguage and some sexual content/nudity
- Production Budget: $26 million
- Production Companies: Mirage Enterprises, The Weinstein Company
- Production Schedule: October 2011 - January 2012
2012 Guide Analysis: "Following in the wake of his awards success with "The Fighter", David O. Russell was linked to numerous projects before finally settling on this $26 million adaptation of the serio-comic debut novel by Matthew Quick. He originally enlisted his 'Fighter' star Mark Wahlberg but scheduling conflicts led to him leaving and being replaced by "The Hangover" star Bradley Cooper.
Cooper plays a former teacher who, after spending four years in a mental institution, moves back in with his mother and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. He ends up meeting a young woman in a similar position to him and the pair try and navigate their lives while staying true to who they are.
Russell's landed some interesting cast members here - Robert DeNiro, Julia Stiles, "Animal Kingdom" Oscar nominee Jackie Weaver, even Chris Tucker in his first non-"Rush Hour" role in fifteen years. The Weinstein Company has slated this for a late November release hinting that the film will likely try for some awards consideration at the end of the year."