Don't get me wrong, Silver Linings Playbook looks like a winner. The problem is that is seems to be lacking a decision on what its identity should be. Watching the trailers (a bunch at http://www.ranker.com/list/silver-linings-playbook-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes if you're interested), part make the movie seem like a quirky comedy about mental illness, part make it seem like a romantic dramedy and part make it seem like a sports movie. It's totally cool to be all of that however the way the trailers are cut the film appears to be one type in one and another in another based on the trailer. That bugs me.