Deemed "unfilmable", Life of Pi releases with Silver Linings Playbook

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#1 Posted by Perfect_Blue (30631 posts) -

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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.

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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.

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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.

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#2 Posted by SaintLeonidas (26735 posts) -
"Silver Lining Playbook" is fantastic, best performances I've seen so far this year.
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#3 Posted by Perfect_Blue (30631 posts) -

"Silver Lining Playbook" is fantastic, best performances I've seen so far this year.SaintLeonidas
ffffffff

Hyped to see it so much. Probably gonna go Sunday if not tomorrow.

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#4 Posted by airshocker (31700 posts) -

It really doesn't look interesting to me in the slightest.

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#5 Posted by Perfect_Blue (30631 posts) -

It really doesn't look interesting to me in the slightest.

airshocker

No sir, I believe it is YOU who is not interesting in the slightest!

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#6 Posted by airshocker (31700 posts) -

No sir, I believe it is YOU who is not interesting in the slightest!

Aljosa23

-Shrug- Skyfall was excellent, though.

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#7 Posted by ghoklebutter (19327 posts) -
Life of Pi was pretty good.
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#8 Posted by Perfect_Blue (30631 posts) -

[QUOTE="Aljosa23"]

No sir, I believe it is YOU who is not interesting in the slightest!

airshocker

-Shrug- Skyfall was excellent, though.

You damn right it was. Saw it twice already. :>

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#9 Posted by DharmaMember77 (2377 posts) -

Silver Linings Playbook has got to be the most polarizing movie of the year. I've heard people praise it to no end and I've heard other people who hated it (one guy even said it was the first movie he ever walked out on) I'm quite exited for it.

Edit: Scratch that Cloud Atlas is still #1 on the most polarizing movies of 2012 list

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#10 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
After my extremely positive experience with reading "Fight Club" before watching the film, and knowing absolutely nothing about it, I'm definitely going to try the same thing with this book/film combo.
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#11 Posted by MrPraline (21351 posts) -
"Silver Lining Playbook" is fantastic, best performances I've seen so far this year.SaintLeonidas
F*ck that looks amazing. I'll try very hard to concentrate on the acting and subject matter while Jenny Lawrence is on screen, I promise.
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#12 Posted by SaintLeonidas (26735 posts) -

Silver Linings Playbook has got to be the most polarizing movie of the year.>DharmaMember77

Not sure how. Even if someone doesn't like it I don't see them hating it. Unless they are prudes and don't like swearing, or Jennifer Lawrence talking about sex and shaking her ass on screen for a good 10 minutes throughout the film.

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#13 Posted by MrPraline (21351 posts) -
or Jennifer Lawrence talking about sex and shaking her ass on screen for a good 10 minutes throughout the film. SaintLeonidas
ffffffffffffffffffff when is that motherf*cker coming out here, inb4 summer 2013
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#14 Posted by DharmaMember77 (2377 posts) -

[QUOTE="DharmaMember77"]

Silver Linings Playbook has got to be the most polarizing movie of the year.>SaintLeonidas

Not sure how. Even if someone doesn't like it I don't see them hating it. Unless they are prudes and don't like swearing, or Jennifer Lawrence talking about sex and shaking her ass on screen for a good 10 minutes throughout the film.

From what I read most of the criticisms are usually targeted at Bradley Cooper's performance and just the film's depiction of mental illness in general.

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#15 Posted by ghoklebutter (19327 posts) -
or Jennifer Lawrence talking about sex and shaking her ass on screen for a good 10 minutes throughout the film. SaintLeonidas
will watch
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#16 Posted by TheFallenDemon (13933 posts) -

[QUOTE="airshocker"]

[QUOTE="Aljosa23"]

No sir, I believe it is YOU who is not interesting in the slightest!

Aljosa23

-Shrug- Skyfall was excellent, though.

You damn right it was. Saw it twice already. :>

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#17 Posted by SaintLeonidas (26735 posts) -

[QUOTE="SaintLeonidas"][QUOTE="DharmaMember77"]

Silver Linings Playbook has got to be the most polarizing movie of the year.>DharmaMember77

Not sure how. Even if someone doesn't like it I don't see them hating it. Unless they are prudes and don't like swearing, or Jennifer Lawrence talking about sex and shaking her ass on screen for a good 10 minutes throughout the film.

From what I read most of the criticisms are usually targeted at Bradley Cooper's performance and just the film's depiction of mental illness in general.

As much as I loved the performances by Lawrence and De Niro, I thought Cooper was the stand out mainly because you wouldn't expect him to be; the Oscar buzz the three are getting is very deserving. Won't even waste my breathe on any criticism of its handling of "mental illness".
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#18 Posted by MrGeezer (59345 posts) -

[QUOTE="Aljosa23"]

No sir, I believe it is YOU who is not interesting in the slightest!

airshocker

-Shrug- Skyfall was excellent, though.

Yeah, I don't even like James Bond, but that movie was badass.
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#19 Posted by Niff_T (6052 posts) -

I'll pass on both. Neither really piqued my interest.

Gonna hold out for Killing them Softly, next weekend.

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#20 Posted by Perfect_Blue (30631 posts) -

[QUOTE="SaintLeonidas"][QUOTE="DharmaMember77"]

Silver Linings Playbook has got to be the most polarizing movie of the year.>DharmaMember77

Not sure how. Even if someone doesn't like it I don't see them hating it. Unless they are prudes and don't like swearing, or Jennifer Lawrence talking about sex and shaking her ass on screen for a good 10 minutes throughout the film.

From what I read most of the criticisms are usually targeted at Bradley Cooper's performance and just the film's depiction of mental illness in general.

Whoa, really? I heard he's excellent in this and was in The Place Beyond The Pines. He really seems to be picking his roles well recently.

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#21 Posted by WolfattheDoor34 (3278 posts) -
didn't like the book, won't see the film any time soon and I think Playbook looks dreadful
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#22 Posted by chaoscougar1 (37597 posts) -
[QUOTE="SaintLeonidas"]"Silver Lining Playbook" is fantastic, best performances I've seen so far this year.MrPraline
F*ck that looks amazing. I'll try very hard to concentrate on the acting and subject matter while Jenny Lawrence is on screen, I promise.

lol
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#23 Posted by DharmaMember77 (2377 posts) -

[QUOTE="DharmaMember77"]

[QUOTE="SaintLeonidas"] Not sure how. Even if someone doesn't like it I don't see them hating it. Unless they are prudes and don't like swearing, or Jennifer Lawrence talking about sex and shaking her ass on screen for a good 10 minutes throughout the film.

Aljosa23

From what I read most of the criticisms are usually targeted at Bradley Cooper's performance and just the film's depiction of mental illness in general.

Whoa, really? I heard he's excellent in this and was in The Place Beyond The Pines. He really seems to be picking his roles well recently.

Yeah he is but give it some time. Any actor who becomes famous starring in a comedy like The Hangover and several crappy horror movies is going to have his fair share of haters.

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#24 Posted by DharmaMember77 (2377 posts) -

I plan on watching both but I might have to put off both since I'm a little behind in movie watching (still need to see Skyfall and Lincoln)

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#25 Posted by LZ71 (10524 posts) -
"Unfilmable?" Life of Pi? There wasn't really anything in the book that I thought would be terribly hard to put into a film. :?
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#26 Posted by Perfect_Blue (30631 posts) -

"Unfilmable?" Life of Pi? There wasn't really anything in the book that I thought would be terribly hard to put into a film. :?LZ71
Me neither, but that's how Martel described his book. Probably just some arrogance on his part. :P

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#27 Posted by WolfattheDoor34 (3278 posts) -
don't think any book is unfilmable the only limitations are those of the viewer
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#28 Posted by TacticalDesire (10713 posts) -

Man, so many good films out and coming out. I really don't have the cash. Between concerts and movies I'm being bled dry. I still need to see Lincoln. Best film so far this year imo, is Argo.

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#29 Posted by kingkong0124 (8329 posts) -

Life of Pi was s*** book

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#30 Posted by deactivated-598fc45371265 (13247 posts) -

Ang Lee is pretty much the Chinese M. Night Shalaymn. I have no idea why people care about his movies, except to laugh at them.

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#31 Posted by WolfattheDoor34 (3278 posts) -

Ang Lee is pretty much the Chinese M. Night Shalaymn.

Storm_Marine

how so?

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#32 Posted by DevilMightCry (3554 posts) -

[QUOTE="Aljosa23"]

No sir, I believe it is YOU who is not interesting in the slightest!

airshocker

-Shrug- Skyfall was excellent, though.

I just saw Skyfall yesterday. You know what, for some reason it didn't impress me that much. I thought it was slow and even boring at times. It almost didn't seem like a Bond film at times. I really can't put my finger on exactly what it was. It just lacked that wow factor. It certainly was better than the last one, but not as good as Casino Royale, imo.
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#33 Posted by deactivated-598fc45371265 (13247 posts) -

[QUOTE="Storm_Marine"]

Ang Lee is pretty much the Chinese M. Night Shalaymn.

WolfattheDoor34

how so?

His movies are pathetic but he still thinks he's hot stuff.

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#34 Posted by Perfect_Blue (30631 posts) -

[QUOTE="WolfattheDoor34"]

[QUOTE="Storm_Marine"]

Ang Lee is pretty much the Chinese M. Night Shalaymn.

Storm_Marine

how so?

His movies are pathetic but he still thinks he's hot stuff.

No he doesn't. He considered quitting multiple times because his movies weren't well received.

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#35 Posted by SaintLeonidas (26735 posts) -

[QUOTE="Storm_Marine"]

[QUOTE="WolfattheDoor34"]

how so?

Aljosa23

His movies are pathetic but he still thinks he's hot stuff.

No he doesn't. He considered quitting multiple times because his movies weren't well received.

Can we please not acknowledge Storm_Marine's existence?
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#36 Posted by deactivated-598fc45371265 (13247 posts) -

[QUOTE="Aljosa23"]

[QUOTE="Storm_Marine"]

His movies are pathetic but he still thinks he's hot stuff.

SaintLeonidas

No he doesn't. He considered quitting multiple times because his movies weren't well received.

Can we please not acknowledge Storm_Marine's existence?

What's your problem? I've never even heard of you before.

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#37 Posted by deactivated-598fc45371265 (13247 posts) -

[QUOTE="Storm_Marine"]

[QUOTE="WolfattheDoor34"]

how so?

Aljosa23

His movies are pathetic but he still thinks he's hot stuff.

No he doesn't. He considered quitting multiple times because his movies weren't well received.

Actually you're right about that.

That said, he should have quit. <_<

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#38 Posted by Swanogt19 (24159 posts) -
Life of Pi doesn't seem appealing to me. Silver Linings Playbook looks pretty good.
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#39 Posted by WolfattheDoor34 (3278 posts) -

[QUOTE="WolfattheDoor34"]

[QUOTE="Storm_Marine"]

Ang Lee is pretty much the Chinese M. Night Shalaymn.

Storm_Marine

how so?

His movies are pathetic but he still thinks he's hot stuff.

interesting
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#40 Posted by DharmaMember77 (2377 posts) -

[QUOTE="WolfattheDoor34"]

[QUOTE="Storm_Marine"]

Ang Lee is pretty much the Chinese M. Night Shalaymn.

Storm_Marine

how so?

His movies are pathetic but he still thinks he's hot stuff.

Is Hulk by any chance the only Ang Lee film you've seen?

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#41 Posted by deactivated-598fc45371265 (13247 posts) -

[QUOTE="Storm_Marine"]

[QUOTE="WolfattheDoor34"]

how so?

DharmaMember77

His movies are pathetic but he still thinks he's hot stuff.

Is Hulk by any chance the only Ang Lee film you've seen?

No, I've seen most of them. Including the older Taiwanese ones.

Also, please don't mention Hulk. I'm still scarred by that movie, even watching The Avengers brings up horrible memories of it.

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#42 Posted by ShadowMoses900 (17081 posts) -

It's actually a very religious movie, it's just not "in your face" about it. Read the book if you don't believe me, it's full of religious symbolism and metaphors, even the author stated it was. He got his idea for the story from a man he met in India who told him a story about God.

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#43 Posted by TonyDanzaFan (2973 posts) -

It really doesn't look interesting to me in the slightest.

airshocker
Agrrreeeeeeeeddddddd. Deerrrr its da new avatar!111111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#44 Posted by Perfect_Blue (30631 posts) -

It's actually a very religious movie, it's just not "in your face" about it. Read the book if you don't believe me, it's full of religious symbolism and metaphors, even the author stated it was. He got his idea for the story from a man he met in India who told him a story about God.

ShadowMoses900

I know it's very religious but the book's message is never something like "just believe and all will be well". It's more about how messed up the world is even if something like God exists.

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#45 Posted by WolfattheDoor34 (3278 posts) -

its da new avatar!TonyDanzaFan

...don't think anyone thinks this

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#46 Posted by Captain52 (448 posts) -
I'm more interested in seeing The Hobbit, coming to theaters December 14th.
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#47 Posted by TonyDanzaFan (2973 posts) -

[QUOTE="TonyDanzaFan"]its da new avatar!WolfattheDoor34

...don't think anyone thinks this

Clearly you haven't seen the annoying commercials for it.
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#48 Posted by WolfattheDoor34 (3278 posts) -
I have not
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#49 Posted by ShadowMoses900 (17081 posts) -

[QUOTE="ShadowMoses900"]

It's actually a very religious movie, it's just not "in your face" about it. Read the book if you don't believe me, it's full of religious symbolism and metaphors, even the author stated it was. He got his idea for the story from a man he met in India who told him a story about God.

Aljosa23

I know it's very religious but the book's message is never something like "just believe and all will be well". It's more about how messed up the world is even if something like God exists.

It's not peace from the storm, it's peace admist it.

Life is hard but the message (I feel) is that one's belief in God can keep them going, even in the bad times.

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#50 Posted by TonyDanzaFan (2973 posts) -
I have notWolfattheDoor34
Then you don't know what I am talking about. I keep seeing the commercial "Its the new Avatarr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Ok, well I won't be seeing it then since Avatar was super gay