Michael and I saw "Silver Linings Playbook" yesterday and about all I can say is wow! Very rare that I'm not a little disappointed in a highly hyped film, but David O. Russell's adaptation of Matthew Quick's 2008 novel was nearly perfect from beginning to end. From its brilliant casting -- it would be hard to imagine Bradley Cooper not going head-to-head with Daniel Day-Lewis on Oscar night, Jennifer Lawrence was a revelation, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver are outstanding as Cooper's working-class parents (Weaver looks like a REAL mom!), and Julia Stiles showed she may have a second career as a character actress! -- to the painstakingly realistic script (which didn't feature a single moment where I paused and said THAT would never happen, or why did they have to do THAT), "Silver Linings Playbook" is a brilliant film -- and just in time for Bradley Cooper, who was on the brink of losing his chance at being an A-list actor after a string of duds since "The Hangover" made him him the "next big thing." Anyone else catch it? Think it's opening in more cities soon -- highly recommend this one.