Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper says that he feels that the movie Silver Linings Playbook has redefined what a Rom-Com is all about. Bradley says that he feels that calling Silver Linings Playbook a Rom-Com is doing the movie a disservice, in the traditional sense, but has praised director David O. Russell for redefining the whole genre.
Cooper told BBC, "[Do I feel it’s doing the film a disservice to call it a rom-com'] I do, yes, unless it's redefining what a romantic comedy could be. I don't mind it, but I think it's a testament to what David [O. Russell, writer and director] was able to do, which was invigorate the genre, mix it up a little bit and redefine it. Movies that do that help the genre and maybe it will cause other movies to come out, toe the line a bit less and be more daring in terms of jumping from drama to comedy."
Bradley also admitted that he is happy that Silver Linings Playbook has had a positive impact on the subject of bipolar disorder, "More than 100 people have come up to us and said, ‘Finally there's been a representation that's authentic of what I've experienced in my life.’ Or they've said, ‘I know somebody who has this condition’, or ‘I do, and I understand it better and I feel like there's hope for me,’” he added.
Bradley Cooper put in a fantastic performance in Silver Linings Playbook and has been receiving rave reviews for his portrayal, so much so that he has been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar at this years Academy Awards. However, he faces stiff competition from the likes of Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln), Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables) and Joaquin Phoenix (The Master).
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