For anyone who has mental illness or anyone who knows someone who has struggled, this movie is perfect. It takes a subject which is taboo in society, one that is hidden in most families and shows it realistically. The fact that they are able to do it with humor is commendable. Bradley Cooper does an outstanding job showing he is more than a comic actor. He brings depth to his character and actually makes you want to see the character succeed. Lawrence is once again the best fit for her character. She takes a girl who most would shun and makes her lovable to the viewer. Outstanding move! Expect to see nominations and awards for this flik! A pleasure to watch!!!