15 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Silver Linings Playbook’

Silver Linings Playbook is an unconventional love story centered around two individuals with deep seeded issues who manage to overcome their demons and find true love with each other. The film went on to be nominated for a slew of Oscars, but there’s facts about the film even the biggest fans probably didn’t know.

1. Writer/Director David O’Russell originally had Vince Vaughn and Zooey Deschanel in mind for the lead roles played by Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.
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2. Speaking of casting, Anne Hathaway was originally signed on to play Jennifer’s role, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.
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3. The movie was shot in just 33 days.
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4. The title in Russian translates to “My Boyfriend Is A Psycho.”
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5. It took five years and 25 re-writes before David O’Russell could direct the film, as all the emotional elements had to be of perfect balance.
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6. The actor Jennifer Lawrence was most excited to meet was Jacki Weaver.
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7. Mark Wahlberg was originally cast to play the lead role, but David O’Russell made a last minute decision to go with Bradley.
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8. Jennifer’s character was supposed to be in her mid-3os, but she was only 22 when the film was shot.
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9. The results of the Eagles and Phillies games in the movie are from real games played in 2008.
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10. Jennifer Lawrence was asked to gain weight for the role.
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11. Every part of Jennifer and Bradley’s dance was choreographed and included a sequence from the famed dance routine to “Singing In The Rain” featuring Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor.
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12. Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway was the book Bradley’s character throws out the window in the beginning of the movie.
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13. The movie was the first to receive the “Big Five” (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Writing) Oscar nominations since Million Dollar Baby in 2004.
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14. Harvard Medical School psychiatrist Dr. Steven Schlozman diagnosed Jennifer Lawrence’s characters unnamed illness as Borderline Personality Disorder.
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15. Robert De Niro’s tears when his character tells Bradley’s that he wishes they were closer was unscripted.
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