With 2010’s “The Fighter,” David O. Russell took a fact-based story of dysfunctional family dynamics and drug addiction, framed it in the conventions of an underdog sports drama and earned an Oscar nomination.
‘Silver Linings Playbook’
3 ½ stars
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker.
(Language and some sexual content/nudity)