Silver Linings Playbook Movie Quotes

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"Silver Linings Playbook" movie quotes follow the story of two lost souls looking for that silver lining as they attempt to regain control over their lives. The romantic comedy-drama was adapted from the novel of the same name by Matthew Quick into a screenplay by David O. Russell. Russel also directs the film which premiered first at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival prior to opening on November 21, 2012. It went on to receive numerous award nominations including consideration for the Best Picture honor at the Academy Awards.

In "Silver Linings Playbook," Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) returns to live with his parents (Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver) after a stay in a mental institution following an incident in which he snapped following finding his wife in the shower of their home with another man. Pat tries his best to regain his physical and mental health in an effort to win back his wife, Nikki, however she has clearly moved on. Still dealing with some mental struggles and seeing a therapist, Pat is introduced to Tiffany (Jennier Lawrence), a woman dealing with her own issues following the sudden death of her husband.

Pat and Tiffany are initially short with each other and clash but soon realize that they have more in common than they thought. As a favor to a friend, Tiffany agrees to help Pat get his wife back but only on the condition that Pat helps her in a dancing event that requires two people. As they train together, the pair begin to bond in ways they didn't see coming exposing silver linings that they never expected. Chris Tucker, Anupam Kher, John Ortiz and Julia Stiles co-star in the film.

In addition to "Silver Linings Playbook," dozens of other great movies were in theaters at the same time including "Skyfall," "Lincoln," "Flight," "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2," "Anna Karenina," "This Must Be the Place," "Cloud Atlas," "Wreck-It Ralph," "Nobody Walks," "The Sessions," "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D," "Chasing Mavericks," "Alex Cross," "Smashed," "Sinister," "Seven Psychopaths," "Argo," and "Looper."

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    Meds and Social Skills

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    Tiffany: "What meds are you on?"
    Pat: "Me? None. I used to be on Lithium and Seroquel and Abilify but I don't take them anymore, no. They make me foggy and they also make me bloated."
    Tiffany: "Yeah, I was on Xanax and Effexor but I agree, I wasn't as sharp so I stopped."
    Pat: "You ever take Klonopin?"
    Tiffany: "Klonopin, yeah!"
    Pat: "Right?!"
    Tiffany: "Jesus!"
    Pat: "What day is it?"
    Tiffany: "Ha ha"
    Pat: "What about Trazodone?"
    Tiffany: "Trazodone?"
    Pat: "What, it flattens you out. I mean, you are done. It takes the light right out of your eyes."
    Tiffany: "Yeah it does... I'm tired, I want to go."
    Veronica: "No, no, no, no, no, we haven't even finished the salad yet or the duck. I made the fire and ice cake."
    Tiffany: "I said I'm tired. Are you going to walk me home or what?" Pat: "You mean me?"
    Tiffany: "Yeah, you. Are you going to walk me home?"
    Pat: "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: "I tell the truth. You're mean."

    After an awkward meeting, dinner is equally as strange between Pat and Tiffany as they discuss various mood-atering drugs they've taken in the past. Though Pat and Tiffany clash slightly at first, this interaction could just be the beginning of something special.

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    Not a Date

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    Tiffany: "Why did you order Raisin Bran?"
    Pat: "Why did you order tea?"
    Tiffany: "Because you ordered Raisin Bran."
    Pat: "I ordered Raisin Bran because I didn't want any mistaking it for a date."
    Tiffany: "It can still be a date if you order Raisin Bran."
    Pat: "It's not a date... So how's your thing going? Your dancing thing"
    Tiffany: "It's good. How's your restraining order going?"
    Pat: "I wouldn't exactly call the restraining order my thing but getting back with Nikki is and I'm doing pretty well, except for a minor incident at the doctor's office."
    Tiffany: "And the so-called incident with the weights"
    Pat: "Yeah, that was a thing with my parents. How'd you lose your job?"
    Tiffany: "By having sex with everybody in the office"
    Pat: "Everybody?"
    Tiffany: "I was very depressed after Tommy died. It was a lot of people."
    Pat: "Well you don't have to talk about it."
    Tiffany: "Thanks"
    Pat: "How many were there?"
    Tiffany: "Eleven"
    Pat: "Wow"
    Tiffany: "I know."
    Pat: "I'm not going to talk about it anymore."
    Tiffany: "Okay"
    Pat: "Can I ask you one more question? Were there any women?"
    Tiffany: "Yes"
    Pat: "Really?"
    Tiffany: "Yes"
    Pat: "What was that like?"
    Tiffany: "Hot"
    Pat: "Jesus Christ. Was it like an older woman, a sexy teacher trying to seduce her?"
    Tiffany: "Made me sit on her lap and do things? Yeah"
    Pat: "What? You sat on her lap? She told you what to do?"
    Tiffany: "Mmmhmm"
    Pat: "Oh my god"

    After making it perfectly clear (via the choice of his food order) that they are not on a date, Pat gets a bit turned on when Tiffany describes in detail the very personal reason she was fired from her last job.

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    Can You Forgive?

    Tiffany: "I was a slut. There will always be a part of me that is dirty and sloppy, but I like that, just like all the other parts of myself. I can forgive. Can you say the same for yourself, f***er? Can you forgive? Are you capable of that?"

    When prodded by Pat about her promiscuous way of dealing with her husband's death, Tiffany snaps and goes off on Pat about his own problems. She forces him to think about how he is dealing with his stresses and if his method is any better than hers.

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    Dead Husband

    Tiffany: "Can we get through one f***ing conversation without you reminding me that my god**** husband's dead?"

    As much as he is urged not to talk about Tiffany's dead husband, Pat just cannot drop the subject until he learns exactly what happened. Clearly, this annoys Tiffany to no end.

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    Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me

    Tiffany: "You know, for a while, I thought you were the best thing that ever happened to me. But now I'm starting to think you're the worst."
    Pat: "Of course you do. Come on, let's go dance."

    Tiffany, now in love with Pat, is hurt when she thinks Pat is still hung up on his wife, Nikki, so Tiffany gets drunk, yells at Pat and resists performing in the dance competition. Pat however gets her back in line.

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    Tiffany and Tommy

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    Ronnie: "Tiffany's coming over."
    Pat: "What happened to Tommy?"
    Ronnie: "He died. Don't bring it up... Tiffany, this is Pat."
    Pat: "You look nice."
    Tiffany: "Thank you"
    Pat: "I'm not flirting with you."
    Tiffany: "Oh, I didn't think you were."
    Pat: "Just practicing... How'd Tommy die?"
    Ronnie: "Oh!"

    Oh Pat, that's just the opposite of what you were supposed to say. Then again, this awkward meeting might just show Tiffany that like her, you have some issues as well.

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    Ernest Hemingway

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    Pat: "What the?! Let me just break it down for you guys. This whole time you're rooting for this Hemingway guy to survive the war and to be with the woman that he loves, Catherine Barkley."
    Dolores: "It's four o'clock in the morning, Pat."
    Pat: "And he does, he does, he survives the war after getting blown up. He survives it and he escapes to Switzerland with Catherine. You think he ends it there? No! She dies, dad! I mean, the world's hard enough as it is, guys. Can't someone say, hey let's be positive? Let's have a good ending to the story?"
    Dolores: "Pat, you owe us an apology."
    Pat: "Mom, I can't, for what, I can't apologize. I'm not going to apologize for this. You know what I will do? I will apologize on behalf of Ernest Hemingway because that's who's to blame here."
    Pat Sr.: "Yeah, have Ernest Hemingway call us and apologize to us too."

    After reading "A Farewell to Arms," Pat barges into his parents' bedroom in the middle of the night to rant about the book. Though he's clearly bothered by how the novel played out, his folks are not wanting to hear of this, at least not at that early morning hour.

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    A Shot at A Silver Lining

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    Pat: "I'm ready! I'm motivated, I don't feel so angry all the time."
    Dr. Patel: "Pat, you have to have a strategy."
    Pat: "I hate my illness and I want to control it. This is what I believe to be true: You have to do everything you can and if you stay positive you have a shot at a silver lining."

    Either saying what the doctor wants to hear or truly happy, Pat explains his new outlook on life in that if you stay positive you can turn your life around.

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    Beat My Crazy

    Pat: "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."

    Pat opens his heart up to Tiffany in a pivotal moment in the film. He finally realizes that he loves Tiffany, not Nikki, and understands why she's been acting the way she has.

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    A Capital F

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    Danny: "Is this the girl you wrote about? She's fine."
    Tiffany: "You wrote about me?"
    Pat: "She's my friend with an F."
    Danny: "A capital F"

    Pat might not want to admit it, but he seems to be falling for Tiffany. Danny spills the beans on this to Tiffany when he reveals Pat's writings about her.

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    Calm Down, Crazy!

    Tiffany: "Calm down, crazy!"

    In an example one might call the pot calling the kettle black, Tiffany urges Pat to relax by calling him crazy. Unsurprisingly, calling him crazy only intensifies the situation.

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    A Moment Like This

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    Pat Sr.: "I know you don't want to listen to your father. I didn't listen to mine. When life reaches out with a moment like this, it's a sin if you don't reach back."

    Pat Sr. notices that there is a definite connection between Pat and Tiffany and urges Pat to take the leap and embrace the opportunity he is given.

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    I Snapped

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    Pat: "Doc, I have one incident. I come home from work. I see my wife in the shower... So yeah, I snapped."

    Speaking with his therapist, Pat explains his incident. In his eyes, his problem is simple. He caught his wife with another man and snapped. To Pat, he doesn't have an illness, simply only reacted in the situation he was given.

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    For Nikki

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    Pat Sr.: "What are you going to do with yourself?"
    Pat: "I'm getting trim. I'm getting really fit for Nikki."
    Pat Sr.: "Patrick, she left. She's gone."

    Pat returns to his parents' home after a stay in an institute and explains his plan to get his wife back. Unfortunately for Pat, wife Nikki has moved on.

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    So Excited About a 5

    Dance Competition Announcer: "Why are they so excited about a 5?"

    After Pat and Tiffany score a five out of ten, a really low score compared to their competitors, the dance competition announcer is puzzled by their joy. Five however was just enough to win Pat's father's bet.

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    Nikki's Syllabus

    Pat: "Mom, can we stop at the library? I want to read Nikki's entire high school syllabus."

    After being released form the mental hospital, Pat has big plans about getting his wife Nikki back, the first of which is connecting with her by reading all of the books she's using with her students at the high school in which Pat too used to teach.

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    Up, Up, Up, Up

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    Dolores: "I'm making crabby snacks and homemades."
    Pat: "Come on, dad, be nice. She's making crabby snacks and homemades. Come on, dad!"
    Pat Sr.: "What are you so up about?"
    Dolores: "You're very happy."
    Pat: "I'm happy."
    Pat Sr.: "No, you're so up, up, up."
    Pat: "Isn't that a good thing?"
    Pat Sr.: "No, you're just up, up, up, up, I don't know what that is. Are you taking the proper dosage of your medication?"
    Pat: "Am I taking the right dose? Of course I am"
    Pat Sr.: "Okay, are you taking maybe a little bit too many or something?"
    Pat: "No, if I was taking that I'd be on the floor, dad."

    Only out of concern for Pat's well being, father Pat Sr. asks if everything is okay with Pat as he's been overly happy lately. Pat Sr. suspects it's something related to Pat's medications but later notices that there is a lady involved.

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    Standup Guy

    Tiffany: "You're not a standup guy today, Pat!"

    After Pat lets Tiffany down by breaking his promise to help her with her dance competition, Tiffany expresses her disappointment in him.

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    Nikki's Going to Be There

    Tiffany: "We have to tell him Nikki's going to be there."

    When Pat proclaims that he is not going to be part of Tiffany's dance competition anymore, leaving a bet with Pat's father as collateral damage, Tiffany suggests a fool-proof way to get Pat to participate again, tell him Nikki will be there.

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    We're Going to Be Together

    Pat: "Nikki's waiting for me to get in shape and get my life back together. Then we're going to be together."

    As part of his recovery, Pat has put together a plan to get his life back on track and get his wife back. This goal has him motivated to change from the better, though he's focused more on Nikki than his own well being.

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