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Topic - Pat Solitano
As large a role as football plays in American life, Hollywood typically has focused its cameras on the field of play, where the dramatics of gridiron battle are self-evident. But "Silver Linings Playbook" is more interested in the face-painters in the stands.
There's the romantic comedy where beautiful people flit from strength to strength on gossamer wings, and then there's the kind where characters sweat and struggle for whatever happy endings they manage to churn up. "Silver Linings Playbook," the latest film by David O. Russell, is squarely in the second camp.