Director Ang Lee creates a groundbreaking movie event about a young man who survives a disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with another survivor...a fearsome Bengal tiger.
Reviews seem really positive which is surprising considering I didn't think it would turn out well. Ang Lee's American films haven't been up to snuff in comparison to his Taiwanese and Hong Kong efforts. This looks like a good return to form.
Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert De Niro) after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation.When Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious young woman with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives.
David O. Russell's last film "The Fighter" was great and this looks awesome aswell. It took home the "People's Choice Award" at the Toronto International Film Festival. The cast itself looks spectactular and it's also getting some rave reviews.
Not sure if I'll end up seeing both this weekend but I really want to. Still need to see Lincoln aswell and with Killing Them Softly releasing next week and a bunch of others still to come, the holiday movie season is looking even better than the summer one.