David O. Russell
Santa arrived early for film fans. No fewer than four big titles arrive in theaters this weekend in the Twin Cities (five if you’d rather go Walking with Dinosaurs), and each one of them probably counts as a “must see” in their own way. Here are brief reviews of all four.
Silver Linings Playbook is sort of a lateral pass for director David O. Russell. Much like The Fighter, Playbook is a blue-collar romantic dramedy with sporty trimmings and a fixation on the number of ways family members can drive you straight up the wall.