“Silver Linings Playbook” is my Oscar pick

I may be late to the bandwagon, but I shouldn’t be. 

Certainly, I shouldn’t be surprised that I know about Paxil, Prozac, Wellbutrin, Tofranil, Abilify, et.al without ever having taken a single pill.  It just seems that people all around me are taking them, and instead of being judgemental, I should be glad that they are.

In that sense, “Silver Linings Playbook” is the perfect mirror of dysfunction in America. And, on that level, a movie breakthrough.

In America these days, the road to happiness includes a trip to the medicine cabinet.

But the movie is also a breakthrough in the depiction of Asian Americans in Hollywood.

If they gave Oscars for that, “Silver Linings Playbook” would deserve one.

Read my post at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund blog

I just saw “Argo” last night, and don’t think it is as good as its Golden Globes win. ( It’s definitely a period piece. All the actors look like Dickie Smothers.)  But if SLP doesn’t win, maybe “Lincoln” will overtake them all.  Look at all the man accomplished—without psychotropic meds!