Pat is a recently diagnosed bipolar man in his mid-thirties. He just finished his mandate in a psychiatric facility – the maniac part of his brain could not react well to the scene he witnessed months before and reacted in an animalistic manner.
Tiffany’s husband recently died. They had been married for three years; he was a police officer. The loss decompensated the chemical balance in her brain. And then she found Pat.
Silver Linings Playbook with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence is more than a love story between two broken people. It has romance, for sure, but not in a chick-flick way. Both protagonists make a great job bringing to life people affected by mental diseases. The plot seeks to make the viewer conscious of both the stigma and the difficulties these people endure.