Review: David O. Russell beckons to Academy awards with “Silver Linings Playbook”, an engaging and cheerful romantic comedy filled with plenty of craziness. The explosive encounter between two disoriented souls looking for something new in their lives, was the tonic for one of the most interesting comedies of the year. The story showed consistency, but also competence to ably recover after a couple of trembling moments where everything seemed to fall apart. Indeed, the ups of the plot were in much greater number than the downs. Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro, all of them in very good shape, contributed to the triumph, conveying the radiance and truthfulness that were demanded from their performances. Nothing here was unexpected, but everything worked so fine that I left the theater in a very good mood.