Silver Linings Playbook- 7.8/10
I thought all of the performances were top notch, including Chris Tucker who kind of disappeared for a while. It was a nice mix of comedy and drama with off the beaten path characters. Deniro finally got a role he could sink his teeth into after a couple of years in toiling in shit projects. I would've rated it higher but it sort of annoyed me that it went out of its way to avoid the tired cliches of rom coms but ended in the most cliche way possible (Spoiler
: A chase through the streets and a declaration of love? Only thing that would've beaten that was if it happened in an airport).
Les Miserables- 6.5/10
What a tedious, overlong film.
Hathaway was great in her limited role, definitely deserves the praise she's getting. Jackman as well, he fit the role well. Russell Crowe, although a great proven actor, was terribly miscast in this one. The man can't sing and I don't know why no one has told him yet. That was very irresponsible of his management and the production team, that shit was embarrassing and cringe-worthy.
I should've preface by saying that although I generally don't care for musicals (stage and otherwise), I loved the broadway production of Les Mis. Just didn't work in film IMO. It was way too long, could've been easily cut down by a 1/3 without missing anything. Halfway through I found myself watching the DVD timer just hoping it would end