This is the most original and offbeat romantic comedy since Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna's 1967 film "Made for Each Other." Like that film, Silver Linings Playbook takes an unlikely couple that manages to make you love them even though they can be scary at times. They hilariously bulldoze their way through life raging at the unfairness of the universe. I thought it was really funny. My companion turned to me at one point and said, "Why are you laughing? I don't see the humor in this. I find it depressing." Yes, the man just got out of a mental institution and the woman is a recent widow trying to drown her sorrow in sexual promiscuity and neither one of them is going to take any #$%$ from anybody. The more you get to know them, the more you love them. The cast is uniformly terrific, down to the tiniest role. There are lots of droll touches that show the absurdity of modern American life, like the scene where they go to a diner on Halloween and the aging waitress is dressed like a devil, or the football game where grown men have painted their faces in their team's colors. With this role and THE HUNGER GAMES to her credit, Ms. Lawrence is the year's hottest star. This is the year's best film so far!