Silver Linings Playbook

You have poor social skills. You have a problem.
There's always going to be a part of me that's sloppy and dirty, but I like that. With all the other parts of myself. Can you say the same about yourself fucker? Can you forgive? Are you any good at that?

Silver Linings Playbook is a 2012 film about a former teacher who, after a stint in a mental institution, moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when he meets a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

Directed and written by David O. Russell, based on the novel The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick.
Watch for the signs.

Patrick "Pat Jr." SolitanoEdit

  • Once you get in the right frame of mind, I think anything's possible. I think we get, we so often get caught in this state of negativity and it's a, it's a poison like nothing else.
  • [to Dr. Cliff Patel] This is what I believe to be true. This is what I learned in the hospital. You have to do everything you can, you have to work your hardest, and if you do, if you stay positive, you have a shot at a silver lining.
  • [voiceover] The world will break your heart ten ways to Sunday, that's guaranteed. And I can't begin to explain that or the craziness inside myself and everyone else, but guess what? Sunday is my favorite day again. I think of everything everyone did for me and I feel like -- a very lucky guy.

Tiffany MaxwellEdit

Not that I give a fuck about football, or about your superstitions, but if its me reading the signs, I don't send the Eagles guy whose personal motto is Excelsior to a fucking Giants game…
  • Can we get through one fucking conversation without you reminding me that my goddamn husband's dead?
  • You might not have experienced the shit that I did — but you loved hearing about it, didn't you? You are afraid to be alive! You're afraid to live! You're a conformist! You're a hypocrite! You're a liar! I opened up to you and you judged me! You're an asshole! You're an asshole!
  • I do this! Time after time after time! I do all this shit for other people! And then I wake up and I'm empty! I have nothing!
  • Does anyone here happen to know what the Official Motto of the State of New York is on the Official Seal of the State of New York? Huh? Anybody? Do you? Do you know? … Excelsior! … Look it up. Yeah — Excelsior! Not that I give a fuck about football, or about your superstitions — but if it's me reading the signs, I don't send the Eagles guy whose personal motto is Excelsior to a fucking Giants game, especially when he's already in a legal situation.

DialogueEdit

Pat Jr.: So what are you doing with yourself?
Pat Sr.: You know, I'm gonna start a restaurant. It's gonna be a cheesesteak place.
Pat Jr.: How you gonna pay for it?
Pat Sr.: I'm gonna pay for it, don't worry about it.
Pat Jr.: From your bookmaking?
Pat Sr.: Who told you that?
Pat Jr.: Mom told me. Outside.
Dolores: I did not. No, I didn't.
Pat Jr.: You just told me outside, Mom, what are you talking about? Five minutes ago, we were walking up the stairs, you said, "Don't say anything, but Dad lost his job and he's bookmaking."

Ronnie: Hey, Tiffany! This is Pat.
Tiffany: Hi.
Ronnie: Pat, my sister-in-law Tiffany.
Pat Jr.: You look nice.
Tiffany: Thank you.
Pat Jr.: Oh, I'm not flirting with you.
Tiffany: Oh, I didn't think you were.
Pat Jr.: I just see that you made an effort and I'm gonna be better with my wife, I'm working on that. I wanna acknowledge her beauty. I never used to do that. I do that now. 'Cause we're gonna be better than ever...Nikki. Just practicing. How'd Tommy die?
[Tiffany is stunned. Ronnie can't believe what Pat just said.]
Pat Jr.: What about your job?
Tiffany: I just got fired, actually.
Pat Jr.: Oh, really? How? I mean, I'm sorry. How'd that happen?
Tiffany: Does it really matter?

Tiffany: Hey!
Pat Jr.: What the fuck? I'm married!
Tiffany: So am I!
Pat Jr.: What the fuck are you doing, your husband's dead!
Tiffany: Where's your wife?
Pat Jr.: You're crazy!
Tiffany: I'm not the one who just got out of that hospital in Baltimore.
Pat Jr.: And I'm not the big slut!... I'm sorry... I'm sorry... I'm sorry.
Tiffany: I was a big slut, but I'm not any more. There's always going to be a part of me that's sloppy and dirty, but I like that. With all the other parts of myself. Can you say the same about yourself fucker? Can you forgive? Are you any good at that?

Pat Jr.: You have poor social skills. You have a problem.
Tiffany: I have a problem? You say more inappropriate things than appropriate things. You scare people.
Pat Jr.: I tell the truth — you're mean.

Tiffany: Why did you order Raisin Bran?
Pat Jr.: Why did you order tea?
[She eats cereal.]
Tiffany: [chewing] Because you ordered Raisin Bran.
Pat Jr.: I ordered Raisin Bran because I didn't want any mistaking it for a date.
Tiffany: [chewing] It can still be a date if you order Raisin Bran.
Pat Jr.: It's not a date. So how's your thing going -- dancing thing?
Tiffany: It's good. How's your restraining order?
Pat Jr.: I wouldn't actually call the restraining order "my thing," but getting back with Nikki is, and I've been doing pretty well. Except for a minor incident at the doctor's office.
Tiffany: And the so-called incident with the weights.
Pat Jr.: Yeah. That was a thing with my parents. I wish I could just explain it all in a letter to Nikki because it was minor and I could just explain it and let her know that I'm actually not out of control and that I'm actually I'm doing really well.
[Tiffany takes this in. Beat.]
Tiffany: I can get a letter to Nikki. I see her sometimes with my sister.
[Pat can't believe what he is hearing.]
Pat Jr.: It would be so amazing if you could get a letter from Nikki to me.

Pat Jr.: [reading his letter] "The only way to beat my crazy was by doing something even crazier. Thank you. I love you. I knew it from the moment I saw you. I'm sorry it took me so long to catch up." I wrote that a week ago.
Tiffany: You love me?
Pat Jr.: Yeah.
Tiffany: Okay.
[kisses him]

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