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Is the The Silver Linings Playbook a Winner?

Zero Dark Thirty does it again. The National Board of Review have named it top film of the year, the award comes right on the heels of the NYFCC award.  If the L.A. Critics ditto the award when they vote this Friday, the stampede will begin.

For us book to movie people it's good to know Silver Linings Playbook is a winner too. According to Variety, David O. Russell who wrote and directed the film, won for Best Adapted Screenplay and yummy Bradley Cooper won for Best Actor. I've been on the Gosling side of the Gosling/Cooper hotness debate (mostly due to Ryan's exceptional acting skills, seriously) but from everything people are saying, Bradley Cooper is really growing as an actor by leaps and bounds and turns in a powerfully affecting performance in this film.

NBR's complete list of the top films includes some of our favorite books to movies.
In addition to "Zero," the NBR named its remaining top films of the year in alphabetical order: "Argo," "Beasts," "Django," "Les Miserables," "Lincoln," "Looper," "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," "Promised Land" and "Silver Linings."
No surprise that Anna Karenina didn't make the cut but for Life of Pi not to make the top 10 is astonishing to me! And frankly, kinda surprised to see The Perks of Being a Wallflower up in that lauded number!

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To cheer us all up, here's a three minute video clip of David O. Russell talking about the film and casting Bradley Cooper who he doesn't let speak much in this snippet from the LA Times "The Envelope" series. But he's there, so there's that ...

Have you seen it? Everyone I know who has seen it has LOVED it. Same as Life of Pi. What do you think?