New on DVD: 'Silver Linings Playbook'
05:00 AM, May 02, 2013
Silver Linings Playbook2012, The Weinstein Company, R, $30; Blu-ray, $40
Bradley Cooper stars as a man with bipolar disorder who gets out of a psychiatric hospital and returns to live with his parents (Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver). While hoping to reconcile with his estranged ex-wife, he meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a recently widowed sex addict. She agrees to help him get his wife back if he’ll join her in a dance competition. As they grow closer, they try to cope with their issues.
USA TODAY’s Claudia Puig says *** out of four: Silver Linings is “consistently entertaining, with its scrappy, well-drawn characters, offbeat humor and indefatigable positive outlook.”
Broken City2013. Fox, R, $30; Blu-ray, $40
A mayor (Russell Crowe) hires an ex-cop (Mark Wahlberg) purportedly to investigate his wife’s (Catherine Zeta-Jones) affair. The private eye discovers that there’s a conspiracy afoot, but the double-crossing mayor has years-old evidence that could send him to prison. Puig: **
The Guilt Trip2012, Paramount, PG-13, $31; Blu-ray, $38
Inventor Andy Brewster (Seth Rogen) asks his mother (Barbra Streisand) along on a cross-country trip to sell his environmentally friendly cleaning fluid. Over the miles, he finds himself aggravated by her overbearing manner, but eventually they realize how much they have in common. Puig: * 1/2
The Details2012, Anchor Bay, R, $25; Blu-ray, $30
After 10 years, Jeff and Nealy Lang’s (Tobey Maguire and Elizabeth Banks) seemingly perfect marriage is on the rocks. Things go from bad to worse when Jeff goes to war with a family of raccoons who are ruining his backyard. His life unravels as his lawn goes to pot.