Jennifer Lawrence impresses in first footage from ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ shown at Cannes
The Playlist is reporting that The Weinstein Company presented at the Cannes Film Festival a first look at Jennifer Lawrence‘s upcoming film Silver Linings Playbook, directed by David O. Russell and co-starred by Bradley Cooper. Here’s what they have to say about the film in general and Jennifer‘s performance on what they could see in the trailer showed.
Based on the book by Matthew Quick, the story centers on Pat Peoples (a tracksuit and Philadelphia Eagles jersey-wearing Bradley Cooper), a former high school teacher who, after being released from a four-year stint in a mental institution, moves back in with his mother, then seeks to put his life back together. The trailer evoked the feel of Russell’s “Flirting With Disaster,” with a similar quirky-family vibe, with Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver both solid, if not memorable. However, Jennifer Lawrence puts in what looks like a nice turn as Pat’s love interest, an equally fucked-up young woman who reveals that she was fired from her job recently for sleeping with literally everyone in the office. It’s a more grown-up part for “The Hunger Games” star and she wears it nicely. Also impressing is Chris Tucker as Pat’s best friend. Freed from the his now-growing-stale, high pitched, chatterbox routine (in his first role outside the “Rush Hour” franchise for fifteen years), Tucker dials it down a half dozen notches, and reveals that he can actually act, and he and Cooper share some great chemistry.
The Silver Linings Playbook will be released on November 21, 2012 in the United States.