Delightful, Among The Year’s Best

Bradley Cooper as Pat in “Silver Linings Playbook”

In any other hands than David O. Russell’s, “Silver Linings Playbook,” the film adaptation of Matthew Quick’s quirky novel about mental illness — here bipolar disorder — would never have been made. In fact movie rights belonged to Sidney Pollock and his partner Anthony Minghella, both now dead, but they could find no way to script such a delicate subject.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.