Saw a lot of my difficult child in Silver Linings Playbook

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by TerryJ2, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    husband and I rented the movie, on the advice of easy child.
    It's a young person's movie. :) Music, dancing, overly liberal use of the F-word.
    But the acting was EXCELLENT! Boy, could we identify with-a lot of the family disruption, the in-your-face attitude, the magical thinking and denial.
    I recommend this movie to anyone who has a difficult child, regardless of the diagnosis.
  2. Calamity Jane

    Calamity Jane Well-Known Member

    Me too! I thought it was an interesting movie, uplifting in a weird way, and it was heartening to see the power of familial and romantic love. Very worthwhile - I'd see it again. The cast was terrific. It seemed really implausible and far fetched, more like a fractured fairy tale, but very enjoyable. You really root for these people.
  3. cubsgirl

    cubsgirl Well-Known Member

    I've watched this movie twice and i really like it. I live with bipolar and I was trying to explain to husband the racing thoughts and magical thinking and I think the movie showed it well.
  4. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I think what really struck me was the hope that my difficult child find someone who "gets him".


  5. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    Thanks Terry. I haven't seen this but after what you said, others' comments, I'm definitely going to. SFR
  6. pasajes4

    pasajes4 Well-Known Member

    I pray for ALL of us.........that our difficult children find love and peace. I so identify with the mother....trying to fix things and hold the family together.