Based on an unlikely and unusual premise, where people’s imbalances, irrational behaviours and erratic actions bind them as families. To call them dysfunctional would be a modest start, but to be completely honest, there is a rational as to why these people have arrived in their present state.
To say any more would ruin the experience of the film, so let us talk about the performances. All 4 principal cast members were nominated for the Oscar’s (besides winning and being nominated for other awards), in their respective categories, which in itself is a record. Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver and Jennifer Lawrence show you sides of human behaviour so difficult to capture, but here they are on display, so raw, no fear, no graph, no predictability! Anything can happen in the scene and that’s the beauty of the film. How they deal with events or outbursts and move on as if nothing happened, you swear you are watching the most real, stripped down montage of human psychology. Can’t wait to read the book!
At age 22, Jennifer Lawrence won the Oscar, in a year of tough competition with some very female-centric films. Kudos Kid! This film is witness to pure talent which has got the due credit it deserves.
There is method in this madness 😉