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Silver Linings Playbook

After spending time in a mental institution, Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) can testify that life doesn't always play by the rules. However, when he meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) and agrees to be her dance partner, he begins to believe life may have some silver linings. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C-
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 123
Theater Release: 20 Nov 2012
Video Release: 30 Apr 2013
MPAA Rating: R
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Why Is Silver Linings Playbook Rated R?

Violence: After a man finds his wife in the shower with another man he punches her lover numerous times. A father and son get into a power struggle that escalates into a physical fight, with hitting and wrestling. When a man makes derogatory racial remarks to another man a fistfight begins between multiple characters. Many scenes include loud verbal arguing. A man looks for ways to violate a restraining order preventing him from communicating with his estranged wife.

Sexual Content: A man and woman are shown in a shower in a couple of flashback scenes; sexual activity is implied but few details are seen; we briefly see the woman’s breasts. A woman crudely asks a man if he wants to have sex with her. Other conversations have some sexual dialogue including a woman who admits to having sex with multiple people at work.

Language: Over three-dozen uses of a sexual expletive, as well as two in a sexual context. Other profanities are heard frequently, including scatological terms, crude anatomical terms and two terms of Christian deity used as expletives.

Drugs/Alcohol: A mentally ill character resists taking prescription medications, but eventually concedes. Alcohol use is depicted in various scenes. A character gambles a large portion of his assets and savings.

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