April 30th, 2013 [2:05:23]
cress: Excellent performances all around highlight a bittersweet rom-com dealing with mental illness and painful losses in one's life.
Bradley Cooper gives his best performance ever. This film really changed how I view him. Jennifer Lawrence is great as well. I don't know why have the posters at this site mock her talent--girl has got skills. The chemistry between the two is excellent. Robert DeNiro also gives one of his best performances in years.
David O'Russell really does a good job in his films of making the familial relationships seem authentic and tangible. That is also due to a great script, but O'Russell knows how to let a scene play out between actors. It gives greater opportunity for more realistic exchanges of dialogue.
It moved me at times, and I guess I'm just a sucker for a good love story. One of 2012's best films.