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Trailer Watch: Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence Run, Dance and Bicker in Russell's 'Silver Linings Playbook'

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage and Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood June 28, 2012 at 3:23PM

The first trailer for David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" has arrived, with Bradley Cooper starring as a former teacher fresh off a four-year stint in a mental institution, who moves back in with his parents (Jackie Weaver and Robert De Niro). He starts up a "friend with a capital F" relationship with equally unstable neighbor...
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Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook"
Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook"

The first trailer for David O. Russell's potential Oscar contender, "Silver Linings Playbook" makes its debut, with Bradley Cooper starring as a former teacher fresh off a four-year stint in a mental institution, who moves back in with his parents (Jackie Weaver and Robert De Niro). He starts up a "friend with a capital F" relationship with equally unstable neighbor played by Jennifer Lawrence.

Both Lawrence and Cooper, who also star together in Susanne Bier's period drama "Serena" (currently in post), look to be in good form in this adaptation of Matthew Quick's novel. But the trailer doesn't pack the punch of Russell's 2011 awards player "The Fighter."

The Weinstein Co. releases "Silver Linings Playbook" November 21.

This article is related to: David O. Russell, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Jacki Weaver, Robert De Niro


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.