The movie opens with the protagonist, Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) speaking to himself in a psychiatric hospital in Baltimore.
Then this word is shown on a chart stuck on a wall in his wardroom. At first I didn't think it was a word but then he tells the meaning of it later. It means take all the negativity and use it as a fuel and find a silver lining.
Then the movie progresses to show why he was sent to the psychiatric hospital and his deep rooted love for his wife Nikki and how he couldn't stand her betrayal. So after serving for eight months in the hospital, his mother brings him home which makes his father surprised since she didn't tell that to anyone.
After returning to his home, Pat is brimming with positivity and tries to change his life. While having a dinner with his friend, he meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) whom he thinks is crazier than him.
Then the movie takes an interesting twist and it's better to watch it rather than me giving away the plots. The characters played by the actors are so beautiful that you will feel everyones' emotions in the film. That is a great achievement for a movie.
No wonder it received eight nominations for Oscar which Jennifer Lawrence won for the Best Actress category.