Nelson Leader : February 7th 2013
11 THE NELSON LEADER, FEBRUARY 7, 2013 ENTERTAINMENT GOING OUT GUIDE IT'S FREE Get your entertainment listing in here! Go to www.theleader.co.nz to list your upcoming events 4754663AA NELSON THUR FRI SAT Deville Bar & Cafe 22 New Street - 545 6911 Liquid NZ Bar Kiwi Jam Session Matt Gunn Live 5 Live Bands 75 Bridge Street - 548 0270 Free for all Live on Tour Free Entry The Free House Freeman/Piggott 95 Collingwood Street - 548 9391 Top UK Folk Duo Uniquely Nelson Market Day 41 Selwyn Place - 546 8405 Trafalgar Street Salsa Buena Salsa Party 8.30 Victory Room, Trafalgar Centre - 027 781 8817 Costume - Cultures Little Rock Bar SALSA Dance Party Bridge Street - 027 447 7610 Latin DJ 8pm free STOKE Turf Hotel Karaoke with 228 Songer Street - 547 7791 Shazz McCashin's Brewery Quiz Night Poker Night Market 660 Main Road - 547 0329 7-9pm 6.30pm MAPUA The Playhouse Reuben Stone (Oz) Mama Yeva 171 Westdale Road - 540 2985 The Inverts World Music Golden Bear Brewing Co. Sheran Ware 12 Aranui Road - 540 3210 6pm - 9pm UPPER MOUTERE Moutere Inn Folk Night The Johnnys 1406 Moutere Hghwy - 543 2759 From 7pm 8pm $10 on Door TAKAKA Dangerous Kitchen Sonic Delusion 48 Commercial Street - 525 8686 FunkyLoopPop 9pm RICHMOND Miles of Food Live Music 276a Queen Street - 544 4280 Lemongrass Club Waimea Members draw Texas Poker Jombo's Karaoke 345 Queen Street - 543 9179 Star and Garter Tavern Karaoke DJ Dribilz Chasin Rabbit 252 Queen Street - 544 7391 9.30pm www.playhousecafe.co.nz Phone (03) 540 2985 5156649AA MUSOS FOR MAMMALS SPCA FUNDRAISER SUNDAY 10th FEB 1pm till late. 10 bands FREE with donation to SPCA Christine Cook & Sandy Lochhead Two trusted names in Real Estate 544 8778 Licensee Salespeople (REAA 2008) Christine Cook Sandy Lochhead Skilled cast covers delicate territory MOVIE REVIEW: SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Matt Lawrey's MOVIE REVIEW Man on a mission: Bradley Cooper's Pat goes looking for his life in Silver Linings Playbook. CATCH UP ONLINE: Having a hard time deciding what to see? Read Matt's previously published reviews online and check out trailers at www.theleader.co.nz. BOTTOM LINE: I loved it too. (out of five) Also screening: Django Unchained (R16) Bloody, bonkers and occasionally brilliant. If there is one thing that fru- strates me about Kiwis, it's our reluctance to really get excited about things unless it's sport or Peter Jackson. I put it down to what I reckon is the great contradiction in our national character; we love to think of ourselves as laid back but at the same time we're terri- fied of looking silly. As a result we typically hold back and wait to see what others think about something before expressing any strong feelings for or against it. This explains why the fastest way to become a success in New Zealand is to become a success overseas first. I mention this because the other night I experienced one of those rare moments when a Kiwi didn't wait to see what anyone else thought about some- thing before getting worked up about it. At the end of a screening of the comedy-drama Silver Lin- ings Playbook, a woman I know swung around in her seat, leaned towards me and gushed: I hope you're going to give that film lots and lots of stars because I loved it''. Written and directed by the mercurial David O Russell, Sil- ver Linings Playbook is the story of Pat, a man with bi-polar disorder who has lost his wife, his job and his home after beat- ing up his wife's lover. The film opens with Pat, played by Bradley Cooper, being released from a mental health institution to live with his parents, Pat senior, played by Robert DeNiro, and Dolores, played by Jacki Weaver. From their home, Pat laun- ches a campaign to get his life back. As far as he is concerned everything that has happened to him is a speed bump and it's only a matter of time before he and his wife are back together and all is peachy. But Pat's plans hit a few speed bumps of their own, the biggest being the attentions of Tiffany, a young widow with her own mental health issues, played by Jennifer Lawrence. In the wrong hands Silver Linings Playbook could have been a disaster. Mental health is a serious business but also fer- tile territory for humour. Russell and his cast under- stand they're on thin ice but because they're so talented and have so much affection for their characters, they make it work. This is not to say it's a com- edy. Silver Linings Playbook is every bit as dramatic as it is funny and the fact it does both so superbly is another testament to the levels of creativity and skill at work. Silver Linings Playbook will be remembered for several reasons. The first is that it marks Coo- per's successful leap from a hunk to a serious actor to be rec- koned with. It'll also be remem- bered as the film that gave Law- rence her first grown-up role and the one that saved De Niro's reputation. All three are deserv- edly up for Oscars: Cooper is a riot, Lawrence confirms her status as the pre-eminent actress of her generation and De Niro is fabulous as a sports nut quietly living with his own psychological challenges. Weaver is also up for best sup- porting actress and while she is very good, the role just doesn't seem meaty enough for the nomination. Silver Lining Playbook will also go down as the film that cemented Russell's reputation as one of the best writers and directors in the business.
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