Sunday, January 20, 2013

Silver Linings Playbook = 4 Xanax

Cray + Cray = <3
Is this the first 'mental illness-themed' rom-com?  I dunno, it's the first popular one starring hot actors nominated for Oscars probably, and it's good if you can adapt to the frantic pacing and dialogue.  If this was a documentary it would be about two fat 'fake-handicapped' people chasing eachother around a 24hr. Wal-Mart in mart carts at 3am playing their own version of Supermarket Sweep and trying to score as much swag as possible within their EBT Food Stamps allowance (thanks Obama!), which actually sounds pretty fun now that I think about it.  Instead it's about 2 hot crazy people entering a local, wannabe 'Dancing With the Stars' contest, and there's a football game at stake as well.  The first 30 minutes everyone in the theater was like 'wtf?! let's leave.' and the last 30 minutes everyone was clapping and cheering out loud.  Celebrate mental illness with this wacky love story that only reinforces how easy it is for the most bat-shit crazy straight people to find their soul mate by simply spitting into the air, or gently tossing a pebble in any given direction.  You have it so difficult, but always manage to find eachother in whimsical ways.

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