Silver Linings Playbook

We watched the Silver Linings Playbook the other night and I have to admit, even at the beginning I was past ready to turn it off. The bi-polar nature of Pat, the main character, must have hit way too close to home. This movie started out very slowly.
Something about me, when I watch movies and TV shows I get embarrassed for the people. If they say or do something I pretty much have to hide my face in a pillow for a minute as if I had of said it or done it. Why? I don’t know, but I wish I did.
Now I am not saying this movie was horrible, there were some really good parts that I enjoyed very much, but his obsession mixed in with random blow-ups of rage and hatred really turned me off to the movie. Granted, part of why I didn’t like it as much as everyone else was that I didn’t pay attention through the whole thing, I would start talking or get sidetrack with something else, I do plan on actually sitting down and watching it all the way through.
The idea behind the movie was good, the extremes sometimes were too extreme. Once they brought in Tiffany it definitely picked up and got much more interesting, the way she had her own set of issues she was dealing with and how when you put her with Pat you could see the chemistry, but he was so blind to it — just like how I am — it was frustrating at times. I don’t know, I need to watch it all the way through but for now it was a pretty low scoring movie.
Also, its genre is a comedy, I just don’t see it.

Nathan: ★★★½☆ 

What are your thoughts?