Directed and Written by David O. Russell based on the novel by Matthew Quick
This is my type of “romantic comedy.” Basically everyone in this film doesn’t have the easiest of lives. It is filled with mental illness, anger and therapy. But every problem the characters have are what makes them more real and relatable. Every character is deep and complex, yet not too far for anyone to grasp. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence make an amazing team/couple and I love them both. Lawrence has easily become one of my favorite actresses. She is beautiful yet completely real. She clearly won’t change who she is and will only get fitter for a film (i.e. Hunger Games). I just feel like she is someone you could meet on the street and someone you can relate to in films. Back to the film. It’s got something for everyone from football to ballroom dancing. Yes the ending is a little predictable but eh oh well. If you are looking for a movie that makes you realize there is someone for everyone this is the one for you. I really liked that this wasn’t your average romantic comedy. I mean yes it was romantic and it was a comedy but the dark elements were very apparent and really were necessary. I am definitely watching this one again.