So, when this movie popped up on Netflix months ago, I put it in my TBW, but could never bring myself to do it. Maybe it's because I have very little faith in what Hollywood critics think. Most of the time, if they think something is awesome, I hate it. It took me getting sick with a nasty cold and tired of watching my favorite shows and movies over and over to give this a try. The first twenty minutes were brutal for me, mostly because of Pat's obsession with getting his marriage back on track (FYI he came home early to find his wife boinking his balding coworker in the shower.) Right there I'm like, no, have some freaking dignity, especially when she has a restraining order against him because he was undiagnosed Bi Polar and beat her lover nearly to death, scaring the crap out of her. (Which, again, I was wondering why his Bi Polar had anything to do with beating up the man screwing his wife. There are very few men I know who wouldn't beat the crap out of some dude doing his wife.) Still, he keeps trying to violate the restraining order to show this unworthy piece of garbage (his wife) how much he has changed. (What never made sense to me was why she hadn't divorced him while he spent eight months in a mental institution.) The middle of this movie picks up a little as Pat and Tiffany become friends and get ready for the dance competition. The dialogue between them is pretty entertaining, although I wouldn't exactly call it funny. The ending was pretty great though. It might not be a movie I watch over and over but I did enjoy it for the most part. I think the best part of the movie was that it explored mental illness and grief in a refreshing way. Unlike other movies that almost doom romance for people suffering from a psychiatric disorder, Silver Linings proves that their is someone out there for everyone. It took two very flawed individuals and gave them a slow burn love story with a happy ending. And you all know I am a sucker for a happy ending. All in all, I would say that this movie is worth seeing. Robert DeNiro is wonderful, as always, and there are some cute moments.