Now that David O. Russell has his Oscar-winning hit with The Fighter, would he stay in the same vein for his next movie, or would he return to the indie looseness of his early career? With Silver Linings Playbook, it's a little of both. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are both quite good, and I can't help but wonder what Mark Wahlberg would have done in the Cooper role. (He was initially signed up but then dropped out.) My review is at Screen International.