Jen is the main reason that this movie deserves a 5. It's actually quite cliche that Tiffany is but another woman who went slutty because of the lack of love. And she wanted to be loved - seems to be the only scenario a male screenwriter could do. But fine, people will talk about the movie, the whole script and the acting, and I just go crazy about Jennifer Lawrence.
--------Modified on Jan 14---------- Last time I just finished this movie and was not quite able to write something more about her. But today, knowing her holding the Golden Globe trophy and saying "I beat Meryl and thanks Harvey for killing whoever you had to kill to get me up here today", I think I finally figured out what was that that haunted me so long. I could cast back to Winter's Bone, in late 2010. Jennifer Lawrence became a bomb in award season. But all I did was crossing fingers for Natalie Portman, the nervous vulnerable depressed white swan. I watched all the nominated movies for main awards prior to the Golden Globes just to make sure the Swan Queen would deserve to win. But I could no longer convince myself after I watched Winter's Bone. I was never any close to the award committee members, but I had my own standard. Jen was so special, but I couldn't tell it exactly. And her performance, the character was nothing but numb and blunt and (I don't know why) attractive. She got something that Annette Bening, Nicole Kidman, Michelle Williams or Natalie Portman did not have, which I didn't know how to decribe with languages. And then, it was Beaver and Like Crazy. I hadn't even known she was casted in Beaver before I watched it. But that indescribable feeling came again when I saw her. She was cool, or rather chilly. She could be this coolest girl in your high school even though she wasn't that pretty. She was quite straightforward (all her characters were) but you'd always be confused about her. And it was not until last night that I figured out what was her mysterious trait that fascinated me - her awkwardness and her self-loath. And that's why it became so intense to me when she confessed to having been a slut in Silver Linings Playbook - becaused she was so awkward about herself, but so truehearted to admit it, to face all the possible embarrassment and humiliation.
"I was a big slut but I'm not any more. There's always gonna me part of me that's sloppy and dirty, but I like that, with all the other parts of myself. Can you say the same about yourself fvcker? Can you forgive? Are you any good at that?"
"I always get myself into these fvcking situations. I give everything to other people. Nobody never ever... I don't get what I want, okay?"
And then my favorite,
-How did you lose your job? -By having sex with everybody in the office. -Everybody? -I was very depressed after Tommy died. It was a lot of people. -We don't have to talk about it. -Thanks. -How many were there? -Eleven. -Wow. -I know. -I’m not gonna talk about it anymore. -Okay. -Can I ask you one more question? Were there any women? -Yes. -Really? -Yes. -What was that like? -Hot. -Jesus Christ. Was it like, older women, a sexy teacher who wants to seduce you? -Made me sit on her lap and do things? Yeah. -What? You sat on her lap? -Mm hmm. -She told you what to do? -Mm-hmm.
That's the subtle thing I'm talking about. Can you feel it? Slutty side is always the most honest side of a woman's heart. ----I'm gonna rephrase this point to below---- Being slutty is no medication for a broken heart, being loved back is. And the fever's (still) burning my brain.